Mary Harris Jones

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Noun1.Mary Harris Jones - United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
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Barely over 5 feet tall, the dynamo who was Mary Harris Jones didn't start speaking and organizing until her mid-50s, a peripatetic rabble-rouser nationally from the 1890s to 1920s -- yet always with a heart for Illinois.
Mary Harris Jones lost everything, not once or even twice, but three times!
In 1902, Mary Harris Jones was called "the most dangerous woman in America'' for her success in organizing mine workers and their families against mine owners.