Western Area Teamsters’ Chief Named

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Teamsters Vice President Arnie Weinmeister of Seattle will succeed the late Jesse L. Carr as head of the 450,000-member Western Conference of Teamsters.

Carr, 59, held the key post in the 1.7-million-member union only seven months before his death at his Indian Wells home near Palm Springs Jan. 4.

Weinmeister, named to his new position by Teamsters President Jackie Presser, has the reputation of being a less politically oriented unionist than was Carr. He is not expected to try to make substantive changes in the Western Conference affairs.


Weinmeister is almost certain to keep the union’s headquarters in Seattle, his home base since 1956. Carr had moved the Western Conference headquarters to Seattle from Los Angeles.

Weinmeister was a defensive lineman for the New York Yankees in the All-American Football Conference for two years and received All-National Football League honors during his four years with the New York Giants, ending in 1953. He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year.