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Johnston, William H.
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MS-9-12, SF Box 52, Folder 26
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5 pages (1 folder)
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William H. Johnston (b.1874-d.1937) was the International President of the I.A and a great labour leader of his day. He was born in Westville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia on December 30, 1874. He was brought up by his father in a Trade Union atmosphere. He entered his apprenticeship with the Rhode Island Locomotive Works in 1888. He worked for the Builders' Iron Foundry years later and between 1895 and 1897 he aided the Jencks Manufacturing Company to perfect their original experiments on automatic knitting machines. It was during his employment in 1895 that he became a charter member of a new lodge, No. 379 of the I.A.of M. He was elected President of Local No. 147 while employed with Armington and Sons from 1897-1903. He was soon elected as Local No./ 147 delegate for the Boston Convention and by 1912 Johnston was the International President of the I.A. of M.
These items were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Leo McKay in 1977.
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This file contains a letter from E.E Johnston to Leo McKay regarding the information Leo requested about E.E Johnston's grandfather William H. Johnston. Enclosed E.E Johnston sent a copy of the 1937 article in The Machinist's Journal regarding the life and death of William Johnston.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Johnston, William H. MS-9-12, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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