Hutcheson, William

Hutcheson, William (Levi)

(1874–1953) labor leader; born in Saginaw County, Mich. A carpenter, he became president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (1915–52). Active within the American Federation of Labor (AFL), he was such a conservative that he opposed President Roosevelt's New Deal. And as a staunch proponent of craft unions, he fell out with his fellow AFL leaders over attempts to get together with the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.