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Lawther, Sir William (1889-1976), trade unionist

John Saville

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/31341

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Lawther, Sir William (1889-1976), trade unionist, was born on 20 May 1889 at Choppington, Northumberland, the eldest son of Edward Lawther, a coalminer of Choppington, and his wife, Catherine Phillips. It was a family of radical traditions: a grandfather had been an active Chartist, and Edward became politically sympathetic to ...

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