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Pipefitter Roll of Honor
PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 208 MEMBERS WITH 50 OR MORE YEARS 


U.A. DATE OF INITIATION - NAME OF MEMBER - LOCAL ORIGINATED:

  • July 1939 - HOWARD SORENSON - 208
  • May 1939 - ARTHUR SORENSON - CLEARED IN 02-15-44
  • Oct 1943 - MARIO FARENZENA - CLEARED IN 05-31-44
  • July 1946 - JACK E. SCHOFIELD - 208
  • Feb 1942 - THOMAS KEEGAN - CLEARED IN 07-16-48
  • May 1942 - GARRETT RUSH - CLEARED IN 07-16-46
  • Feb 1942 - WELDON WRIGHT - CLEARED IN 06-17-47
  • July 1947 - HOWARD LIDMAN - 208
  • July 1947 - CHRIS TAMBURELLO - 208
  • Nov 1947 - GEORGE YOST - 208
  • Nov 1947 - EDWARD L. WHITE - 208
  • Aug 1948 - TED R. GOODE SR - 208
  • Aug 1948 - ROY J. MCDANIEL - 208
  • Aug 1948 - ARNOLD TIMMINS - 208
  • Aug 1948 - EDWARD FABRIZIO - 208
  • Sep 1948 - GEORGE W. SIMMONS - 208
  • Feb 1949 - ROBERT CIELOHA - 208
  • Mar 1947 - OSCAR NILES - REINSTATE 05-31-49
  • Jan 1948 - ROBERT L. GRAZIER - REINSTATE 06-19-49
  • Oct 1949 - JOE MONHEISER - 208
  • Nov 1943 - ROGER NELSON - CLEARED IN 06-30-50
  • Aug 1947 - CLYDE YORK JR - CLEARED IN 06-30-50
  • Apr 1946 - GERALD MCGREGOR - CLEARED IN 07-31-51
  • Dec 1937 - JAMES C. HAGUE - CLEARED IN 10-01-51

LU 208, Denver, Colorado

CHARTER AND EARLY MEMBERS

Number - Name - Age - Trade - Date Initiated

  • 22784 - Common, Chester - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22785 - Cook, Frank - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22786 - Hatfield, E.T. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22787 - Roberts, J.M. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22788 - Taubman, T.R. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22789 - Moynihan, A.J. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22790 - Bell, Geo. C. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22791 - Murphy, D.W. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22792 - Harrington, J.J. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22793 - Moynihan, P. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22794 - Tennell, J.C. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22795 - Fiske, F.M. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22796 - Reidy, J.T. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22797 - McArthur, Geo. - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902
  • 22798 - Probst, Fred - Not Listed - Steamfitter - 4/27/1902

Howard’s Lucky Locker

Patriotism has never been in short supply in the labor movement. This is also true for Pipefitters Local 208. Our local has had its share of volunteers and draftees who served in World War I, World War II, as well as other major conflicts in which our country has been involved. Members have served in most all branches of our armed forces.

Brother Howard Sorenson served in World War II. During his military service experience he had his share of close calls and good luck. As a young man, well into his apprenticeship, Howard joined the United States Navy. After a short boot camp, he was assigned to the battleship, the U.S.S. Maryland as a ship’s fitter.

Howard continued to serve aboard the Maryland until the end of the war in 1945. The Maryland was never without engagement in battle; always at the place of action. One such engagement left Howard with something to remember forever.

While his ship was under attack and Howard was at his assigned place of duty, there was a hit inside his locker room where his prestigious union book and union identification card were stored. The union book and ID card were spared, but barely. A piece of shrapnel tore through Howard’s locker and what was left is what you see in the photograph.

Brother Howard kept the remnants of his precious union book through battles and all the following years. This is the spirit that makes our union and our country strong.


DISTINGUISHED LOCAL 208 ACTIVISTS BUILDING THE LOCAL AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT

U.A. Local 208 can be proud of its rich history in the labor movement over the last 100 years. The commitment of the membership and leadership to the growth of the United Association and the Labor movement as a whole is well documented.

The following are but a few examples of the commitment and dedication to the Local, the United Association and the labor movement, demonstrated by each one of our members that took on the responsibility of representing the membership of U.A. Pipefitters L.U. #208.

Thomas Hambley served Local 208 for 72 years. Initiated in 1926, Tom held various offices throughout his service to Local 208, including Examining Board, Executive Board, Recording Secretary, Vice President, President and Business Manager from 1950 to 1968. He also was appointed 6th Vice President of the United As sociation in 1957 and served as Vice President until his retirement as 2nd Vice President in 1974.

James Brownell held the office of President of Local 208 for over 37 years. He also served the Local in various elected positions throughout his career, most notably as Business Representative from time to time and in some instances without financial compensation.

Leslie (Al) Davis was a Business Agent of Local 208 from 1952 to 1967 with Ron Nylander during the administration of Brother Hambley. Many of our members have personal knowledge of Brother Davis's generosity when they were in situations of personal or financial difficulties.

There were many members of Local 208 that do not appear in the roll of a Business Manager or Business Representative but their commitment and dedication was and is just as passionate and every bit as critical to the future of the Local as those that did.

Jack E. Schofield, initiated in July of 1946 has served as President, Vice President, Executive Board Member, Apprenticeship Committee Member, Health & Welfare, Home Association and Retirees Association and many other positions to further the advancement of the members of Local 208. Jack is continuing to serve the Local as President of the Home Association and an active member of the Retirees Association.

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