United Auto Workers

Fighting for a Voice for All

Past Presidents

Francis Dillon President 1935-1936

Francis Dillon
President 1935-1936



In May 1935 the United Automobile Workers forms, and the American Federation of Labor appoints Francis Dillon as its first president.






President Homer Martin President 1936-1939

Homer Martin
President 1936-1939



In 1936, a second UAW convention is held in Indiana, where the UAW insists on the freedom to elect their own leaders. Homer Martin is elected the UAW’s new president.