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US Coast Guard
Curran (right) chats with Capt. Clifton Lastic. Joseph Curran (March 1, 1906 - August 14, 1981) was a merchant seaman and an American labor leader. He was founding president of the National Maritime Union (or NMU, now part of the Seafarers International Union of North America ) from 1937 to 1973 , and a vice president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).