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Christine M. Foreman

George Foreman (b. 1949)

James Foreman-Peck

Lewis Foreman Day (1845—1910) decorative artist and industrial designer

Michael Foreman (b. 1938)

Richard Foreman (b. 1937)

Stephen Foreman (1895)


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Is the traditional, gendered term for a front-line manager or supervisor. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the ‘bowler-hatted foreman’ was a powerful figure, directing work operations and responsible for the hire and fire of workers. Gradually, his power was reduced, from below by the unionization of workers in heavy industry, and from above by the growth of professional management.

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