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Askwith, George Ranken, Baron Askwith (1861–1942), industrial arbitrator and civil servant, was born at Waltham Abbey, Essex, on 17 February 1861, the second but eldest surviving son of William Harrison Askwith (1811–1897), colonel (later general) in the Royal Artillery, and formerly superintendent of the royal gunpowder factories at ...


George Ranken Askwith, Baron Askwith (1861–1942) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London


Barnes, Sir Denis Charles (1914–1992), civil servant and industrial relations expert, was born on 15 December 1914 at 4 Station Road, Openshaw, Manchester, the second son and fifth of six children of Frederick Charles Barnes (c.1870–c.1920), a school attendance officer for the local education committee, and his wife, ...


Foggon, George (1913–2006), civil servant and industrial relations adviser, was born at 88 Station Lane, Hebburn, co. Durham, on 13 September 1913, the elder son and eldest of five children of Thomas Foggon (1891–1965), copperworks labourer, and later laboratory technician, and his wife, ...