George L. P. Weaver

George Leon-Paul Weaver (May 18, 1912 – July 14, 1995) was an American labor leader, active in promoting civil rights both in the US and internationally. After serving as Assistant Secretary of Labor for International Affairs in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, he was in 1968 elected chair of the governing body of the UN's International Labour Organization.[1] He was the first American to be named "Honorary Commander" in the Order of the Defender of the Realm, a Malaysian federal award for meritorious service to the country.[2]

George L. P. Weaver
George L. P. Weaver and his wife (1969)
Born
George Leon-Paul Weaver

(1912-05-18)May 18, 1912[1]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
DiedJuly 14, 1995(1995-07-14) (aged 83)
Washington, DC, US
OccupationAssistant Secretary of Labor for International Affairs for JFK and LBJ
Years active1941–1995
Known forLabor leader and civil rights activist

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