Lyman J. Gage

Lyman Gage was a financier who held several political appointments. He was also the first president of the Chicago Civic Federation founded in 1893. The Chicago Civic Federation was a civic reform group concerned about social problems and government waste and ineffectiveness. This organization twice urged the Pullman company and the union to negotiate and submit the issues to arbitration. But the company refused to arbitrate and it also informed the Civic Federation that wages and rents in the town of Pullman were totally separate issues. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-02637.