譬如說，他當政時才允許工會談判其福利等的權利，這讓許多產業的工人的錢賺得比以往多很多。(1960年12月7日告訴胡頌平，《胡適之先生晚年談話錄》(台北：聯經，1984，頁95-6)--- 這一天談話的主角其實是John Llewellyn Lewis ，只有胡適之先生這種美國通 ， 才能正確地講出Lewis的豐功偉業，"偉大"之處.
"為外來危機所困的團體，其團體意識和對領袖的信任，都會大增。John Llewellyn Lewis和羅斯福總統都是身處危疑震撼下的"神明"般領袖。"---https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_L._Lewis
[賽蒙](Herbert A. Simon),[史密斯柏格](Donald W. Smithburg),[湯普遜](Victor A. Thompson)合著 《行政學》 (Public Administration 1959)，雷飛龍譯， 台北:正中書局，1964，頁215
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John Llewellyn Lewis (February 12, 1880 – June 11, 1969) was an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) from 1920 to 1960. A major player in the history of coal mining, he was the driving force behind the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), which established the United Steel Workers of America and helped organize millions of other industrial workers in the 1930s. After resigning as head of the CIO in 1941, he took the Mine Workers out of the CIO in 1942 and in 1944 took the union into the American Federation of Labor (AFL).
John Llewellyn Lewis Born February 12, 1880
Cleveland, Iowa, U.S.
Died June 11, 1969 (aged 89)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality American Occupation Miner; Labor leader Known for President, United Mine Workers of America
A leading liberal, he played a major role in helping Franklin D. Roosevelt win a landslide in 1936, but as an isolationist broke with Roosevelt in 1940 on FDR's anti-Nazi foreign policy. Lewis was a brutally effective and aggressive fighter and strike leader who gained high wages for his membership while steamrolling over his opponents, including the United States government. Lewis was one of the most controversial and innovative leaders in the history of labor, gaining credit for building the industrial unions of the CIO into a political and economic powerhouse to rival the AFL, yet was widely hated as he called nationwide coal strikes damaging the American economy in the middle of World War II. His massive leonine head, forest-like eyebrows, firmly set jaw, powerful voice and ever-present scowl thrilled his supporters, angered his enemies, and delighted cartoonists. Coal miners for 40 years hailed him as the benevolent dictator who brought high wages, pensions and medical benefits, and damn the critics.
On April 12, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63. Vice President Harry S Truman became president.
這一天周一良宴請趙元任和胡適 趙在訪客簿上 留下一哀譜