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Merritt, John W. (John Ward)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Iron Workers Tennessee Valley and Vicinity District Council records

Identifier: L1996-12

Donated by John "Joe" Ward Merritt, President of the District Council of Iron Workers of Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council, this collection contains speeches, expense reports, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) materials and bound copies of the unions' periodical The Ironworker.

Dates: 1959-1995

Joe Merritt oral history interview, June 29, 1995

 Item — Othertype Oral History: Series Series A: ; Series Series B:; Series Series C: ; Series Series D: ; Series Series E: ; Series Series F: ; Series Series G: ; Series Series H: ; Series Series I: ; Series Series J: ; Series Series K: ; Series Series L: ; Series Series M: ; Series Series N: ; Series Series P: ; Series Series Q: ; Series Series R: ; Series I; Series II; Series III; Series IV; Series L2006-08; Series L2005-23; Series L2008-07
Identifier: MerrittJ_199512_14
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Christine Lutz: Merritt discusses his early life, job background, and the struggles and dangers involved for unions in Savannah. He traveled all over the United States while working for unions. Regarding leaders of the Ironworkers, Merritt considers P.J. (Paddy) Moran and Jack Lyons to be the most memorable men on the International staff. He talks about people and situations in Georgia politics. When asked if Talmadge was a good governor, Merritt’s reply was, “I think he was....
Dates: June 29, 1995

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