Hillman, Sidney


(1887–1946), Lithuanian-born Jewish labor leader who served as president of Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union (1939–43), as well as a member of various New Deal and wartime boards including the OPM and WPB and as labor adviser to President Roosevelt as of 1943. In June 1941, he attended a meeting with President Roosevelt, Walter White of the NAACP, and A. Philip Randolph of the BSCP and others concerning attempts to desegregate the armed forces. He wrote to General Tire and Engineering Co., Wright Automatic Tobacco Packing Machinery Co. on their employment policies.

1887 March 23
1946 July 10