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Lawyer

Terence Vincent Powderly, American lawyer. member World’s Fair Common for Pennsylvania, 1891, by Governor Pattison, but declined; member G.A.R. posts in 17 states. Studied law.

Background

Powderly, Terence Vincent was born on January 22, 1849 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Terence and Margery Powderly.

Education

Studied law.

Career

Worked as switch-tender, car repairer, and machinist until 1877. General master workman, Knights of Labor, 1879-1893. General of immigration, 1897-1902.

Chief Division of Information in bureau of Immigration to distribute immigrants throughout the United States, since 1907.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Thirty Years of Labor. History of Labor Day.

Membership

Member World’s Fair Common for Pennsylvania, 1891, by Governor Pattison, but declined. Member G.A.R. posts in 17 states. Studied law.

Connections

father:
Terence Powderly

mother:
Margery Powderly