1. John A. O'Connell, a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen, and Helpers of America 85 of San Francisco, served as secretary and business agent (from 1928, secretary-treasurer) of the San Francisco Labor Council from 1913 until his death in 1948.
2. Thomas Watt Gregory (1861-1933) served as attorney general of the United States from 1914 to 1919.
3. On July 22, 1916, a bomb exploded at a military preparedness parade in San Francisco, killing ten marchers and spectators and wounding forty. Thomas Mooney, Warren Billings, Mooney's wife Rena, Edward Nolan, and Israel Weinberg were arrested and charged with the crime. Mooney and Billings were tried, convicted, and sent to prison; the others were subsequently released. Evidence was uncovered in March 1917 that Frank Oxman, a key prosecution witness in the case against Mooney, had committed perjury in his testimony and had suborned perjury from Edward Rigall to support his statements. These revelations, made public in April, set off widespread protests and demonstrations in this country and abroad in support of Mooney, who was to be executed on May 17. After meeting with Gregory on May 9, SG asked Mooney's lawyer for photographic copies of Oxman's letters to Rigall, and SG turned these over to Secretary of State Robert Lansing on May 10. Lansing gave the copies to President Woodrow Wilson, urging him to ask California governor William Stephens to commute Mooney's sentence or delay his execution until the perjury charges against Oxman could be investigated. Wilson agreed to do so and on May 11 wired Stephens, who replied that Mooney's sentence had been automatically stayed when he appealed his conviction to the California supreme court on the grounds of perjured evidence. Stephens commuted Mooney's sentence in 1918 to life imprisonment.