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Dec 01, 1901

William Anthony "Tony" Boyle was born in Montana

1940

Tony Boyle became president of UMWA District 27

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1947

Tony Boyle was brought to Washington as assistant to UMW President John L. Lewis

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1960

Tony Boyle became vice president of the UMWA

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1963

Tony Boyle was elected president of the UMWA

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Nov 21, 1968

Tony Boyle infuriated miners with his comments to news media about Farmington mine disaster

1969

Joseph A. "Jock" Yablonski announced his candidacy for UMWA president

1969

Opposition to UMWA President Tony Boyle began

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1969

William Anthony "Tony" Boyle defeated Joseph A "Jock" Yablonski in the election

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Dec 31, 1969

Jock Yablonski, wife and daughter were murdered in their beds

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Dec 22, 1972

Arnold Miller defeated Tony Boyle in a special election as Miners for Democracy took control of UMWA

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May 31, 1985

Tony Boyle died in prison


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