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