Arthur Rowland, local president for Laborers
Arthur C. Rowland Sr., 84, of Elkins Park, former president of Laborers Local 57, Mid-Atlantic Region, died Monday, Aug. 19, of cardiac arrest at his home.
Mr. Rowland joined the union as a laborer in 1953 and climbed the career ladder before retiring in 1996 as president of the 2,600-member bargaining unit.
He participated in some of the largest construction jobs in the region, including the Walt Whitman Bridge and a stretch of I-95.
In 1966, Mr. Rowland was appointed field re...