Maxton, James [Jimmy]
- Graham Walker
Maxton, James [Jimmy] (1885–1946), politician, was born on 22 June 1885 at Pollokshaws, near Glasgow, the second of the five children of James Maxton (1843–1902) and his wife, Melvina Purdon, who were both schoolteachers. The family was middle class and respectable, presbyterian in religion and Liberal Unionist in politics. When ...