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Description: Federation Picks Deneen Man - Edwin R. WrightDate: October 27 1908
Newspaper published in: Cresco, IA
Page/Column: Page 4, Column 4
FEDERATION PICKS DENEEN MAN
Edwin R. Wright Again is
President of State Labor Body
Peoria, Ill., Oct. 26.—By re-electing Edwin R. Wright president the Illinois State Federation of Labor chose a Deneen man.
F. G. Hopp of Chicago and F. J. Marx of Peru opposed Wright.
In his annual report President Wright gave praise to Gov. Deneen and the state-administration for the labor legislation adopted the last four years.
The anti-Cannon resolution, which was held up by the committee on resolutions, was adopted with considerable opposition. The resolutions denounced Speaker Cannon as a "menace to our democratic form of government."
In addition to President Wright, the following officers were elected: Vice presidents, Peter Fitzgerald, Alton; J. W. Morton, Chicago; E. A. Whitney, Kewanee; secretary treasurer, James F. Morris, Springfield; executive board, W. S. Love, East St. Louis; T. J. Shea, Bloomington; J. E. McClanahan, Springfield; J. H. Hammond, Rockford; S. E. Martin, Joliet; J. C. Colgan, Chicago.
The principal contest was over the election of a delegate to the American Federation of Labor convention. The office went to William Loos of Chicago, who received 113 votes on the fourth ballot, against 50 votes for Frank Hayes of Collinsville, the socialist candidate.