Samuel Gompers (1850-1924)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 47 x 38 in. ( 119.4 x 96.5 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "Leopold Seyffert / 1919"
Samuel Gompers was born in London, the son of Solomon and Sarah (Rood) Gompers; he came to the United States as a boy and was naturalized in 1872. Associated with labor unions from an early age, and was elected the first president of the American Federation of Labor in 1886 and served as its spokesman until his death.
Gift of the artist
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