Frank Keeney

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Frank Keeney
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Born(1882-03-15)March 15, 1882
DiedMay 22, 1970(1970-05-22) (aged 88)
OccupationMiner; Labor leader
Known forPresident, United Mine Workers of America

Charles Francis "Frank" Keeney Jr. (March 15, 1882 – May 22, 1970) was a union organizer during the West Virginia Coal Wars. He served as a rank and file leader during the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike of 1912–1913, and became president of United Mine Workers District 17 from his election in 1916 until 1924.[1] He played a leadership role during the strike of 1920–1921, leading up to the Battle of Blair Mountain.


  1. ^ Hand, Mark (2015-07-25). "Recovering the Lost Lessons of West Virginia's Historic Labor Struggles". Truthout. Retrieved 2016-05-12.