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- 1822 - 1969
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He was apprenticed to a turner, Messrs Rose, Downs and Thompson Ltd, in Hull, 1918-23, and remained at the firm as a journeyman. He joined the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU), 1924, and first became active in union life when he was elected Branch Secretary, 1932-45. He moved to the maintenance department of Reckitt and Coleman, in Hull, 1935-45, and became a shop steward of the AEU and then the union side's chairman of the works committee, 1941. He was elected District President, 1941-5, and became a full time officer of the AEU as Divisional Organizer, 1945-50. He was Executive Councillor, 1950-6, and President, 1956-67. He moved to south London with his family to be closer to AEU headquarters. He was active in the Labour Party; a member of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress, 1954-68; and a Director of the Bank of England, from 1963.
He retired to Forest Hill, London, 1967, and died on 3 December 1969.
He was appointed a Knight of the Order of Chivalry of St Gregory the Great, 1959, and created a knight, 1963, and a life peer, as Lord Carron of Kingston-upon-Hull, 1967.
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