Today's Labor Quote: George T. Davis
Davis was a lawyer for American political activist and labor leader Tom Mooney, who was tried in San Francisco on this date in 1917 for a bombing he said he did not commit; the case was riddled with perjury, corruption, suppression of evidence, and conflict of interest, but Mooney served 22 years in prison before finally being pardoned in 1939.
“Truth is mighty, and shall prevail in the pardon of Tom J. Mooney. Clear-sighted Americans will recognize in [it] an act of conservativism in the best sense of that word: a conserving of the principles essential to free institutions and the confidence of Americans in their own form of government.”
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