Knight, Thomas, 1920-
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- Knight, Thomas, 1920-
- Knight was born on July 9, 1920 near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1941, he began working at the Reliance Manufacturing Company in Hattiesburg. While working there he was instrumental in organizing Local Union No. 563 of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. After he resigned his position as full-time representative of the union, Knight became an officer of the Hattiesburg Central Labor Council and was an active lobbyist of the Mississippi legislature. In 1957, he participated in negotiations to merge the Mississippi AFL and the Mississippi CIO. In 1960, he was elected to the full-time position of secretary-treasurer. He served in that position until 1986 when he was elected president of the Mississippi AFL-CIO.
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