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Name: Donow, Herbert.

Historical Note: Herbert Donow (b. 1936) was a professor of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) and labor organizer.  He served three terms as president of the SIUC Faculty Senate.  As president of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2176 from 1973-1986, Donow spearheaded efforts to organize SIUC faculty.  He also revived the Jackson County (Ill.) Central Labor Council, later renamed the Western Egyptian Central Labor Council, and served as its president from about 1977 to 1987.

Herbert Donow interview.

Western Egyptian Central Labor Council records.

Note Author: Walter D. Ray

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