John Nelson (1917-1959)
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Quick Description: An historical marker commemorating John Nelson, the former president of U.E. Local 506 in Lawrence Park, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2020 8:09:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM12R17
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
This Pennsylvania Historical Marker is located on the corner of Main Street and Rankine Avenue, outside of the United Electrical Workers Union Local 506 building, in Lawrence Park, Pennsylvania. The marker commemorates John Nelson, who, as the markers states, was:

"Chief Steward & President, United Electrical Workers Union Local 506, 1942-1959. Accused of McCarthy-era Communist activity, he was the first union leader fired by General Electric, 1953. He defended workers’ civil liberties while UE represented him in court. He died prematurely at 42."
Marker Name: John Nelson (1917-1959)

County: Erie

Date Dedicated: 9/18/2004

Marker Type: City

Location: 3923 Main St. at Rankine Ave., Lawrence Park section of Erie (at UE Local 506)

Category: Civil Rights, Government & Politics 20th Century, Labor

Website: [Web Link]

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