Sam Mertz is a high school humanities teacher in South Bend, Indiana. He completed a Master's degree in History at Portland State University in 2019.
Thomas J. Tobin (1897–1978)
During the mid-twentieth century, Monsignor Thomas J. Tobin played an important role in Portland’s labor and civil rights movements and in the Catholic community in western Oregon. As a member of the War Manpower Commission during World War II, he was an effective mediator between labor and management. He …