Douglas Fraser

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Date of Birth December 18, 1956
Place of Birth Scotland
Date of Death Feb 23, 2008 (51)
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Douglas Fraser

Douglas Andrew Fraser was a Scottish-American union leader. He was president of the United Auto Workers from 1977 to 1983 and an adjunct professor of labor relations at Wayne State University for many years.

About Douglas Fraser

United Auto Workers president who saved the Chrysler Corporation.

Before Fame

He was a high school dropout who worked odd machine jobs in the automobile market.


His lobbying to Congress helped him get a financial bailout for Chrysler in 1979, saving it from bankruptcy.

Family Life

He grew up very poor in Scotland and in 1922 he came to America with his family.


He and Jimmy Hoffa were both pivotal union leaders in American history.

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  • United Automobile Workers people
  • Wayne State University faculty
  • Scottish emigrants to the United States
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