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Photo Gallery: W. Willard Wirtz served as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1962 to 1969
(April 26, 2010)

Images include:

  • W. Willard Wirtz portrait by Everett R. Kinstler
  • Wirtz was named Secretary of Labor in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. Here he takes the oath of office.
  • Wirtz delivers remarks during his swearing in ceremony.
  • Wirtz attends a labor meeting to discuss issues affecting California.
  • Wirtz reviews his notes in flight to a meeting.
  • Wirtz utilizes his time in route to prepare for a meeting.
  • Wirtz listens to media inquiries at a press conference.
  • Wirtz in lighter moment at the press conference
  • Wirtz addresses the media in a room surrounded by reporters and other press correspondents.
  • Wirtz presents his testimony.
  • Wirtz speaking to workers during one of several visits to a poverty stricken neighborhood.
  • Wirtz speaks with Robert F. Kennedy
  • Wirtz speaks with a group of workers and stakeholders.
  • Wirtz speaks on record with workers and stakeholders.
  • Wirtz with his pipe, speaking with groups
  • Photo of Wirtz in thought.
  • Wirtz leads a meeting at the Department of Labor.
  • Wirtz listens to workers.
  • Wirtz speaks with crowd of workers.
  • Wirtz pictured with Japanese Minister of Labor Ohashi Takeo and his aids and the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs George Weaver.
  • Secretaries Mitchell, Perkins, Goldberg, Wirtz at the Department's 50th anniversary banquet in 1963.
  • Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, President Kennedy and Wirtz at the Department’s 50th anniversary banquet in 1963.
  • Wirtz gives Kennedy a report on manpower requirements.
  • Jane Wirtz.
  • Wirtz, Director of the Office of Information (Bureau of Labor Management Reports) Richard Conn, and Librarian Dorothy Weed at the dedication of the Wirtz Labor Library.
  • Former Secretaries of Labor at the Department's 75th Anniversary Dinner.
  • W. Willard Wirtz discusses his time as Labor Secretary with the current Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis.
  • In April 2009, DOL employees gathered to hear Secretary Wirtz discuss his memoir 'In the Rearview Mirror' in the library named for Secretary Wirtz and his wife Jane.
  • Secretary Wirtz signs copies of him auto-biography during an event for DOL employees in April, 2009.
  • The Wirtz Labor Library at the U.S. Department of Labor The library contains 181,000 items, including a 30,000 volume labor law collection.
  • Secretary Wirtz, along with family, friends, and former co-workers gather with Secretary Solis.