William D. "Big Bill" Haywood

William D. "Big Bill" Haywood (HM13OY)

Location: Terre Haute, IN 47807 Vigo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.317', W 87° 24.314'

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1869 - - - - - 1928

Co-Founder and General Secretary-Treasurer,
International Workers of the World, 1905-1921

Western Federation of Miners, 1901-1906

Haywood's visionary leadership as Secretary-Treasurer of the Western Federation of Miners laid the groundwork for his historic initiative, together with Eugene Debs and Mother Jones, to found the Industrial Workers of the World. Under his dynamic leadership, the IWW became a power to be reckoned with in American Industrial Relations during the early 20th Century.

As a celebrated radical, Haywood drew thousands to his lectures in major industrial cities. His organizing prowess helped to achieve significant victories for Western Loggers, Copper Miners and Migrant Farm Workers, as well as Textile Workers on strike in Lawrence, Mass. (1912) and Patterson, N. J. (1913).

Although his leadership effectively ended with his conviction on trumped-up charges under the Anti-worker Sedition Act, "Big Bill" will always be remembered as a colossus among North American Labor leaders and as a champion of justice for working people everywhere.
HM NumberHM13OY
Year Placed2005
Placed ByUnited Mine Workers of America
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 2:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 465144 N 4369229
Decimal Degrees39.47195000, -87.40523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.317', W 87° 24.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 19.02" N, 87° 24' 18.84" W
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Area Code(s)812, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 260 N 8th St, Terre Haute IN 47807, US
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