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Shackleton, Sir David Jameslocked

(1863–1938)
  • Kenneth D. Brown

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Shackleton, Sir David James (1863–1938), trade unionist and politician, was born on 21 November 1863 at Cloughfold in north-east Lancashire, the only surviving child of a power-loom weaver, William Shackleton, and his wife, Margaret (née Gregory). Educated at a dame-school and then in Wesleyan and Anglican day schools, he began work at the age of nine as a half-timer in a weaving shed, becoming a full-timer at the age of thirteen. In 1883 he married ...

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