• Born year: 1906
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  • Death year: 1992
Leon J. Davis

Leon J. Davis, Polish-born U.S. labor leader, November 26, 1906, Obecz, Russian Empire - September 14, 1992, New Hyde Park, New York.At the age of 15 he settled with his Russian-speaking family in Hartford, Connecticut where he attended public schools and learned English. In 1927 his family moved to New York City. After two years at Columbia University's pharmacy school, he left to become a drug store clerk.In 1932 he founded Local 1199 of the Drug, Hospital, and Health Care Employees Union.