Leonard Woodcock

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: president of the United Auto Workers who led a 67-day strike against auto giant General Motors in 1970, which resulted in higher wages and pensions, but who negotiated with Chinese officials to reestablish diplomatic ties with the U.S. as president Carter's envoy to China.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from pulmonary disease

 

Born: February 15, 1911

 

Died: January 16, 2001

 

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan