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trade union official

Thomas Reilly Donahue, American trade union official. Senior fellow Work in American Institute, since 1997.

Background

Donahue, Thomas Reilly was born on September 4, 1928 in New York City. Son of Thomas Reilly and Mary E. (Purcell) Donahue.

Education

Bachelor, Manhattan College, 1949. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1956. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Notre Dame, 1980.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), State University of New York, 1988. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Manhattan College, 1988.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Massachusetts, 1990. Doctor of Laws (honorary), National Labor College, 2001.

Career

Director education, business agent local 32B Building Service Employees International Union, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1949-1952, director contract department, 1952-1957. European labor program coordinator Free Europe Committee, Paris, 1957-1960. Assistant to president Building Service Employees International Union, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1960-1967.

Assistant section for labor-management relations United States Department Labor, 1967-1969. Executive secretary Service Employees International Union, 1969-1971, vice president, 1971-1973. Executive assistant to president American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1973-1979, secretary-treasurer, 1979-1995, president, 1995.

Chairman advisory committee to Secretary of State and President on Labor Diplomacy, 1999-1905. Co-chairman Foundation Prevention and Early Resolution of Conflict, 1996-1997. Member board directors National Endowment Democracy, 1996-2006, vice chairman, 1999-2006.

Chairman board directors American Heavy Lift Shipping Company, 2001-2010.

Membership

Former member, board directors United States Catholic Conference Committee on Social Development, Council on Foreign Relations, Carnegie Corporation, National Urban League, Brookings Institution, Muscular Dystrophy Association, African American Institute, Work in American Institute, National Planning Association, Institute Multi-Track Diplomacy. With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.

Connections

Children: Nancy Angela, Thomas Reilly III.

father:
Thomas Reilly Donahue

mother:
Mary E. (Purcell) Donahue

child:
Nancy Angela Donahue

child:
Thomas Reilly III Donahue