Jack Lawson

Jack Lawson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John James "Jack" Lawson, 1st Baron Lawson PC (16 October 1881 - 3 August 1965), was a British trade unionist and a Labour politician. A miner and later Member of Parliament in County Durham, he served in the governments of Ramsay MacDonald and Clement Attlee. Lawson was born in the port town of Whitehaven, Cumberland, and grew up in the nearby village of Kells. His father John Lawson was a sailor and miner who had begun working in a colliery by the age of nine, sailed round the world by eleven, and later served in the Royal Naval Reserve. His mother, Lisbeth Savage, was a strict disciplinarian. Both parents were illiterate and the family lived in extremes of poverty common at the time. At the age of three, Lawson was sent to the local National School, Glass House School. Here, he learned to read, developing an avid interest in popular fiction as a boy, and moving on to literary fiction and poetry in later years. When he was six his family moved to the village of Flimby, near the towns of Maryport and Workington.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136760428
  • 9786136760421