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Burnett, John (1842-1914), trade union leader and civil servant

Norman McCord

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/47331

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Burnett, John (1842-1914), trade union leader and civil servant, was born on 21 June 1842, at Alnwick, Northumberland, of unknown parentage. He was educated at the school in Alnwick endowed by the duke of Northumberland. Orphaned at the age of twelve, he went to live with an uncle on Tyneside, ...

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