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GM & UAW: In Their Own Words

Harry Johnson
Harry Johnson was born in Sparta, Wisconsin, in 1907.  He moved to Janesville in 1923 to work at Chevrolet.  He was apparently the first UAW member in the Chevrolet plant.  He served as financial secretary of Local 121 during the formative years.  His tapes contain important recollections concerning early work experiences at Chevrolet, work with the GM World's Fair exhibit in 1933, and on early membership of Local 121.

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