Paul Hall Named First Posthumous Recipient Of AOTOS Award
The late Paul Hall, former president of the Seafarer's International Union and vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been named the 1981 recipient of the Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award. Mr. Hall is the first awardee to receive the maritime industry's highest award posthumously. It will be accepted by his widow, Rose, and by Frank Drozak, who succeeded him as SIU president, at a dinner and dance in New York on September 25, 1981.
Mr. Hall's selection was announced by J. Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO, at the union leadership's recent meeting in Bal Harbour, Fla. Mr. Kirkland will also serve as general chairman of the event. The AOTOS is given annually by the United Seamen's Service to the person in maritime labor, industry, or government who has made outstanding contributions to the American Merchant Marine.
Further information on the event is available from AOTOS, care of United Seamen's Service, Suite 2601, One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048.