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Former President Lee Hart becomes General Secretary-Treasurer

Photo caption: An early Edison Studio movie set, where filming relied on the use of natural light.

Source: Museum of Modern Art (New York)

Former President Lee Hart became General Secretary-Treasurer in 1898 and served in that position until 1914.  His tenure was the longest of any leader until many, many years later.  He was one of the prominent early leaders of the IA, and many considered him to be the real father of the Alliance.