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Lawson, John James [Jack], Baron Lawsonlocked

  • Duncan Bythell


Lawson, John James [Jack], Baron Lawson (1881–1965), coalminer and politician, was born on 16 October 1881 at Dobson's Buildings, Whitehaven, one of ten children of John James Lawson (d. 1930?), a merchant seaman turned miner, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Savage (...

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