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Bill George
Residence Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Known for labor leader

William M. "Bill" George is a prominent labor union activist and political leader in Pennsylvania.

In 1960, Bill George began his career in union activism with the United Steelworkers of America Local 1211 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.[1] In 1971, he was appointed to the International Staff of the USWA District 20.[1] In 1985, he was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the United Steelworkers Legislative Committee of Pennsylvania, where he was in charge of the legislative and education education program.[1] On June 1, 1990 he was elected President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.[1] In that position, he is "unquestionably PA's top labor leader".[2]

A Democrat, he was a delegate to the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Democratic National Conventions.[3] He served as a Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania during the 1992, 1996, and 2000 United States presidential elections.[3] He served as member of the Democratic National Committee from 2004 through 2008.[3]


In 2003, he was named to the PoliticsPA "Power 50" list of politically influential individuals.[4] He was named to the PoliticsPA list of "Pennsylvania's Top Political Activists."[5] The Pennsylvania Report named him to the 2003 "The Pennsylvania Report Power 75" list of influential figures in Pennsylvania politics, calling him "the name most people still associate with organized labor."[6] In 2009, the Pennsylvania Report named him to the "The Pennsylvania Report 100" list of influential figures in Pennsylvania politics and noted that as a "veteran of Harrisburg political battles" Bill George was a "major force in the state Democratic Party and in the legislature."[7]

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