Morrison, Herbert, 1888-1965

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Herbert Stanley Morrison, 1888-1965, left school at fourteen and had a variety of jobs, including errand boy, telephone operator, shop assistant, and deputy circulation manager of the 'Daily Citizen'. He became part-time secretary of London Labour Party in 1915 and entered local government in 1919, becoming Mayor and later Alderman of Hackney. He was also a member of the London County Council, 1922-1945 and leader of the council 1934-1940. Morrison entered Parliament in 1923 as the Labour member for South Hackney, and served as Minister of Transport from 1929-1931. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, he became Minister of Supply in 1940, Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security, 1940-1945, and a member of the War Cabinet, 1942-1945. After the war, Morrison served as Deputy Prime Minister, 1945-1951, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1945-1951, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1951, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, 1951-1955. He was also president of the British Board of Film Censors 1960.

From the guide to the MORRISON, Herbert Stanley, 1888-1965, 1st Baron Morrison of Lambeth, statesman, 1921-1969, (British Library of Political and Economic Science)

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referencedIn Reunion of Old Timers. Records, 1947-1985. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Morrison, Herbert, 1888-1965. Lectures on the London passenger transport problem, 1933- 1934. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf MORRISON, Herbert Stanley, 1888-1965, 1st Baron Morrison of Lambeth, statesman, 1921-1969 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn Low, David, 1891-1963. David Low papers, 1897-1985 (inclusive) 1920-1963 (bulk). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sender, Toni, 1888-1964. Toni Sender papers, 1934-1964, 1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn WAINWRIGHT; David (1929-1998); business historian, 1973-1996 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn David Low papers, 1897-1985 (inclusive), 1920-1963 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Dexter, Robert Cloutman, 1887-1955,. Autograph Collection, 1757-1942. Brown University, John Hay Library
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associatedWith Donoughue, Bernard, b 1934 person
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associatedWith Sender, Toni, 1888-1964. person
associatedWith Souvarine, Boris. person
associatedWith Wainwright, David, 1929-1998 person
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Birth 1888-01-03

Death 1965-03-06

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