Reference Entry

Tillett, Benjamin [Ben] (1860-1943), trade unionist and politician

Duncan Bythell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Tillett, Benjamin [Ben] (1860-1943), trade unionist and politician, was born in Lower Easton, Bristol, on 11 September 1860, the son of Benjamin Tillett, a hard-drinking labourer, and his first wife, Elizabeth, née Lane, who died when he was a baby. Ben Tillett grew up in poverty and, according to his ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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