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labor union official

Murray Howard Finley was American labor union official. Recipient various labor awards.


Finley, Murray Howard was born on March 31, 1922 in Syracuse, New York, United States.


Bachelor, University Michigan, 1946. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1949. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Northwestern University, 1988.


Assistant regional attorney Amalgamated Clothing Workers American, Chicago, 1949-1955, assistant manager Detroit joint board, 1955-1961, manager Chicago joint board, 1961-1962, international vice president, 1962-1972, general president, 1972-1987. President emeritus ACTWU, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Civic Leadership Certification, since 1987. Board directors Amalgamated Bank New York, Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union.

Vice president, member executive council American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. Trustee National Planning Association, Asian-American Free Labor Institute. Member Advisory Committee Trade Negotiations.

Member advisory committee American Ditchley Foundation. Co-chairman National Committee Full Employment. Member steering committee Bilderberg Meetings.

Board directors A. Philip Randolph Institute, African-American Labor Center. President Eugene V. Debs Foundation. Commissioner Martin Luther King, Junior Federal Holiday Commission.

Rust visiting professor Darden Graduate School Business Administration, University Virginia.


Board directors, board governors Chicago Public Library., 1949-1955. Member Labor-Management committee, 1974, Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education, 1977-1980, Independent Commission on Future of State University of New York, 1984-1985, Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations, 1975-1977, Collective Bargaining Forum, George Washington University, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Quadrangular Forum. Visiting committee Northwestern University Law School Served with United States Army, 1942-1945.

Member Council on Foreign Relations.


Married Elaine Auerbach, July 14, 1946. Children: Sharon, Susan.

Elaine Auerbach

Sharon Finley

Susan Finley