University of Notre Dame

F. J. Patrick McCartney Papers


Origination : McCartney, F. J. Patrick
Extent : 9.6 linear feet
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Brother Christopher McCartney, OSA, his son, 1977.

Preferred Citation

F. J. Patrick McCartney Papers (MCC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, 1933-1971; union files, 1933-1972; subject files, 1937-1969; and personal files, 1940-1974; documenting McCartney's involvement in the AFL-CIO, including his work with George Meany.


F. J. Patrick McCartney was a steamfitter who joined UAW in 1935 when it was part of the American Federation of Labor; served as a trouble shooter during the AFL presidency of William Green and worked on special assignments for George Meany. In World War II, McCartney took a leave of absence from the AFL-CIO to accept and appointment by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as full-time labor advisor of the National Staff of the Office of Civilian Defense, Washington, D.C. In 1943 he joined the Field Artillery division of the Army and served as a physical training instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After the war he rejoined the AFL staff and helped establish the Missouri Valley Development Trades and Labor Council. In February of 1958 George Meany appointed him to manage a trusteeship over the Michigan Federation of Labor. In 1962, Meany appointed him director of AFL-CIO Region 10.


Meany, George, 1894-
American Federation of Labor
Labor leaders -- United States
Labor movement -- United States
Trade-unions -- United States -- Officials and employees

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