Anthracite Arbitration Commission

President Roosevelt appointed a commission whose members were accepted by the operators and the United Mine Workers. The commissioners were Thomas H. Watkins, Brigadier General John M. Wilson, Judge George Gray, Edward W. Parker, Edgar E. Clark, and Bishop John L. Spalding. Carroll D. Wright, Commissioner of Labor, was chosen to be the recorder. The commission met for nearly months and listened testimony from over 500 witnesses. The testimony produced over 10,000 pages of information in 50 volumes.