Mary Anderson (1872-1964)

Swedish born Mary Anderson emigrated to the United States in 1888 at the age of sixteen. She worked as a garment worker, then became an organizer for the National Boot and Shoe Workers' Union and one of the founders of the National Women's Trade Union League. In 1918 she was appointed assistant to the chief of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, becoming its chief in 1919.

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