Ernest Bevin


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Ernest Bevin (9 March 1881 – 14 April 1951) was a British trade union leader and Labour politician. He co-founded and served as general secretary of the powerful Transport and General Workers' Union from 1922 to 1940, as Minister of Labour in the war-time coalition government, and as Foreign Secretary in the post-war Labour Government he supported the creation of NATO. more »

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  • ''The most conservative man in the world is the British Trade Unionist when you want to change him.''
    Ernest Bevin (1881-1951), British politician. speech, Sept. 8, 1927, to Trades Union Congress, Edinburgh. Report of Proceedings of the Trades Union Co...
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