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Louis Stulberg Dead at 76

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Louis Stulberg, who died yesterday at the age of 76. He was president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) from 1966 to 1975. Born in Poland, he was brought to Toronto at the age of three. He became a cutter as a teenager but had to leave Toronto when he was blacklisted for union activities.

Stulberg went first to Chicago and then to Toledo, Ohio where he began his activities in the ILGWU as an organizer in Toledo and the Midwest. After holding many union offices he joined the ILGWU’s general staff in 1945 as assistant executive secretary and was elected a vice-president in 1947. In 1956, he became executive vice-president and was elected secretary-treasurer in 1959. He was elected president in 1966 after David Dubinsky resigned.

Stulberg had been a vice-president of the AFL-CIO and was a United States representative to the United Nations. He was a Fellow of Brandeis University and was a member of HIAS, the National Committee for Labor Israel and American ORT.

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