Warren K. Billings Papers 1899-1973 (bulk 1920-1939)

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Warren K. Billings Papers, 1899-1973, (bulk 1920-1939)

Warren K. Billings Papers 1899-1973 (bulk 1920-1939)

Laborer and union organizer. Family and general correspondence, legal files, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating primarily to the 1916 bombing conviction of Billings and Tom Mooney and papers relating to the Industrial Workers of the World, Billings’s activities in the union movement, especially in California, his life in Folsom State Prison, and his activities on behalf of the civil liberties of Vern Smith and Communist Party leader Earl Browder.

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Billings, Warren K., 1893-1972

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Resner, Herbert

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Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942

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Marcantonio, Vito, 1902-1954

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Folsom Prison

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Lawler, John G.

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Hunt, Henry T.

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Davis, George Thomas, 1907-2006

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Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K. Billings were tried and convicted of murder following the San Francisco Preparedness Day bombing of July 22, 1916. On Jan. 7, 1939, Mooney was pardoned and released from San Quentin. In Oct, 1939, Billings' sentence was commuted to time served and he also was released; in 1961 he received a formal pardon from Gov. Edmund G. Brown. George T. Davis was a defense attorney who worked for both Mooney and Billings. From the descriptio...

Ritchie, Paul.

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Browder, Earl, 1891-1973

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