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Davis, William John (1848–1934), trade unionist

Alastair J. Reid

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/48752

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Davis, William John (1848–1934), trade unionist, was born on 6 August 1848 at 263 Bradford Street, Birmingham, the son of Thomas Davis, a brass-founder, and his wife, Tharzia. As a child he received only two and a half years' education at a dame-school, though he made up for this in his teens and twenties by attending Sunday school and then a wide range of evening classes when he entered the local brass trade. He married ...

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