Morgan Phillips

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Birthday
18, 1902
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Jan 15, 1963 (60)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1902
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Jan 15, 1963 (60)

About

Twentieth-century political activist who fought on behalf of trade unions and served as the British Labour Party's General Secretary. He fought to illumine middle-class aspirations to wealth and attacked too much importance places on nationalisation.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at the age of twelve to work for a coal mining company. Six years later, he joined the Labour Party.

Trivia

He led International Socialist Committee conferences beginning in the mid-1940s.

Family Life

He and his wife, Norah Lusher, had a daughter and a son. His daughter, Gwyneth, and his son-in-law, John Dunwoody, both became Labour Party members of the British Parliament.

Associated With

Phillips' contemporary and fellow Labour Party member, Clement Attlee, led the party from 1935-1955 and served as British Prime Minister from 1945-1951.