Clinton Jencks



Age: 87


Summary: union organizer who led New Mexico mineworkers in a McCarthy-era strike chronicled in the classic film Salt of the Earth (1953) while he was an organizer for the progressive union Amalgamated Bayard District Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers Local 890 in a 15-month strike begun in 1950 against Empire Zinc Co.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: March 1, 1918


Died: December 14, 2005


Location: San Diego, California