Terence Powderly with Mother Jones and John P. White, circa 1916.
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Group portrait of Mother Mary Jones, Terence Vincent Powderly and John P. White, International President of United Mine Workers of America, UMWA, 1912-1917

Credit: American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives

In 1916, Terence Powderly posed for this photo with two other veterans of the American labor movement, Mother Jones and United Mine Workers of America president John P. White. After losing leadership of the Knights of Labor in 1893, Powderly worked as a lawyer, and served as U.S. Commissioner General of Immigration from 1897 to 1902. From 1907 to 1921, he was Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Bureau of Immigration.

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