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Burrows, Herbert (1845–1922), socialist organizer  

Mark Bevir

Burrows, Herbert (1845–1922), socialist organizer, was born on 12 June 1845 in Redgrave, Suffolk, the son of Amos Burrows, tailor and Chartist leader, and his wife, Ann, formerly Thompson, a dressmaker. He educated himself using Cassell's shilling handbooks, and became a pupil teacher at the age of thirteen. He then became an ...

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Durant, Henry William (1902–1982), opinion pollster and market researcher  

Mark Roodhouse

Durant, Henry William (1902–1982), opinion pollster and market researcher, was born at 42 Drummond Road, Bermondsey, London, on 23 October 1902, the first son and second of the five children of Henry William Durant (1870–1913), general warehouseman and later a foreman in a grain mill, and his wife, ...

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Phillips, Marion (1881–1932)  

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Marion Phillips (1881–1932) by Lafayette, 1929 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Phillips, Marion (1881–1932), first Labour Party woman organizer  

Brian Harrison

Phillips, Marion (1881–1932), first Labour Party woman organizer, was born on 29 October 1881 at St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, youngest in the family of three sons and four daughters of Phillip David Phillips (1836–1909), a well-to-do Australian-born Jewish lawyer, and his wife, Rose Asher...

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Pollitt, Harry (1890–1960)  

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Harry Pollitt (1890–1960) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pollitt, Harry (1890–1960), political organizer  

Kevin Morgan

Pollitt, Harry (1890–1960), political organizer, was born on 22 November 1890 at 14 Wharf Street, Droylsden, near Manchester, the second of six children of Samuel Pollitt (1863–1933), blacksmith's striker, and his wife, Mary Louisa (1868–1939), a cotton spinner, daughter of William Charlesworth, joiner. ...

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Soutter, Francis William (1844–1932), political agent and activist  

A. C. Howe

Soutter, Francis William (1844–1932), political agent and activist, was born at 38 Canterbury Street, Lambeth, London, on 23 April 1844, the second child of Francis Soutter (d. 1855), manager of a tobacco manufactory, and his wife, Harriet, née Hancock (d. 1854)...