George S. Meany
(16 Aug 1894 - 10 Jan 1980)
American labor leader whose career began as a plumber, following his father's trade. He became president upon the merger of two unions in 1955 to form the American Federation of LaborCongress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), having been the president of the AFL from 1952. He held that position until he retired in 1979.
Science Quotes by George S. Meany (1 quote)
Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one.
— George S. Meany
On CBS television (8 Jan 1954). As quoted in Julia Vitullo-Martin and J. Robert Moskin, The Executive's Book of Quotations (2002), 146.