INDUSTRIAL LEADER. The Industrial Leader, a weekly newspaper, was established by a stock company around 1880 and was published every Saturday by the Knights of Labor Co-operative Publishing Co. Officers included John STAFFORD, president, and E. P. Lange, secretary, and Frank J. Sheridan as managing editor.
The Industrial Leader was the news organ of the Knights of Labor in Iowa. T. V. Powderly, the General Master Workman of the order, in the official journal, recommended the Industrial Leader as a paper that should be supported and read by Knights of Labor.
The Industries of Dubuque: Her Relations as a Trade Center, Dubuque: J. M. Elster and Company, Publishers, 1887, p. 90