The William F. Green Fund for Fellows and Scholars was established May 9, 1955, through a gift from the American Federation of Labor in honor of and in memory of William Green, former president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952. Mr. Green was born in Coshocton, Ohio, March 3, 1873, and rose from the ranks to labor statesmanship. He helped to define a significant period of labor history and philosophy. Note that while the Green Fund’s interests are related to labor issues, there are labor economics topics that would likely be out of the scope of the Green Fund, while some topics outside of labor economics that relate to working people and families would fit. Recipients of Green Funding may be expected to write a statement describing their use of the funds.