"No man survives when freedom fails,
The best men rot in filthy jails;
And those who cried: 'Appease, Appease!'
Are hanged by men they tried to please."
[George Hiram Mann] (1872-1955) New York City self-taught attorney, took a case involving overtime payments for 1,400 Navy yard workers, settled 27 years later when Congress passed a bill authorizing $332,342.72 for the back pay.
28 March 1947, Wall Street Journal, Letters to the Editor, Hiram Mann, New York City
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