Bodin (Lester J.) Papers

Lester Bodin's union membership cards
Lester Bodin union membership cards, Lester J. Bodin papers, MS 171, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

Lester J. Bodin was born in Alameda, California, on June 18, 1910, the eldest son of William and Ida Bodin. Bodin is listed in the 1940 census as a stock clerk for a canning company. Bodin would become president of the Cannery Workers’ Union, leadership training chairman for the Live Oak District of the Boy Scouts of America, president of the Kiwanis Club of Jack London Square, and was active in the Eastbay Radio Club. Bodin passed away in Oakland on November 28, 1993.

Dates: 1904-1926
Collection number: MS 171
Collector: Bodin, Lester J.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)

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