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date: 19 April 2021

Hanson, James Edward, Baron Hansonlocked

  • Richard Davenport-Hines


Hanson, James Edward, Baron Hanson (1922–2004), industrialist and financier, was born on 20 January 1922 at Wood Bank, Scar Lane, Golcar, Huddersfield, the elder son of Robert Hanson (1892–1973), businessman, and his wife, Louisa Ann, daughter of Albert Edward Rodgers. His father was a hard, domineering man who controlled several companies engaged in road haulage, coach operations, and coach travel, and whose early nineteenth-century ancestors had owned the pack-horses that carried cloth from weavers' cottages on the ...

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