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  Harold Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wilson was a lecturer in Economics at New College in 1937 and a lecturer in Economic History at University College from 1938 (and was a fellow of the latter college, 1938-45).
Wilson was becoming known as a left-winger and joined Aneurin Bevan in resigning from the government in April 1951 in protest at the introduction of NHS medical charges in order to meet the financial demands imposed on the budget by the Korean War.
Harold Lever - Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
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 Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx (March 11, 1916 - May 24, 1995) was one of the more successful Labour Prime Ministers of Great Britain and a 1960s icon.
Wilson won notoriety when, as President of the Board of Trade, he was one of a group of MPs who resigned from the government in 1951 in protest at the introduction of NHS medical charges in order to meet the financial demands imposed on the budget by the Korean War.
Wilson is credited with resisting pressure during this period to lend military support to America in the Vietnam War.
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 British Prime Ministers: Wilson, Harold (1916-1995)
Wilson was first elected to the House of Commons in 1945 and was appointed president of the Board of Trade in 1947, becoming, at age 31, Britain's youngest cabinet minister since William Pitt the Younger in 1792.
Wilson had widened his party's voting majority in the general election of 1966, but his popularity declined in the late 1960s, partly because of his assumption of direct responsibility for the economy shortly before the pound was devalued (Nov. 18, 1967).
Harold Wilson's papers are held by the Bodelian Library at Oxford University, while his correspondence on colonial issues from the 1950's is held at the Rhodes House Library.
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 Politics | Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson's "burning with the white heat of technology," and other famous phrases, sought to grapple with the era while never quite understanding what was happening to him or his government in a changing Britain and a dramatically changing world.
Wilson's bonfire delighted the press and the public - but not many of his backbench MPs, particularly those on the left who regarded it as a clear sign that Wilson was really a right-winger at heart.
Wilson himself, albeit later, as well as Lady Falkender, became persuaded that there was "something in it." At any rate those months between the two 1974 elections were certainly the time when Wilson pencilled a ring around the date of his resignation - to come shortly after his 60th birthday in March 1976.
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 Wilson, (James) Harold - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Wilson, (James) Harold
In terms of electoral success Wilson was an outstanding party leader, winning four of the five general elections he fought and causing Labour to be described as the ‘natural party of government’.
Wilson turned his attention to industrial relations and awaited the report of the Donovan Royal Commission on Trade Unions and Employers' Associations, which he had set up in 1965.
The two years before Wilson's unexpected resignation were primarily occupied with the problems of reconciling EC membership (achieved by Edward Heath's government 1970–74) with calls within the Labour Party for withdrawal, and the revival of the economy without uncontrollable inflation.
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 Wilson, Harold. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Wilson entered Parliament (1945) as a Labour member, and as president of the Board of Trade (1947–51) he ended many of the wartime controls on industry.
Wilson also tried unsuccessfully to reach a settlement with the white supremacist regime in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), which unilaterally declared itself independent of Britain in 1965.
Despite the fact that he headed a minority government (and was therefore very vulnerable to defeat in Parliament), Wilson announced his intention of implementing the controversial policies of renegotiation of the terms of Britain’s membership in the EC and nationalization.
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 The Wilsons and the Miss Canadas
Ernest A. Wilson was the patriarch of the family and was a well known Canadian sportsman of the middle thirties.
Wilson, at the time, was the President of Greavette Boats Ltd. (which constructed his race boats) and the Ingersoll Machine and Tool Company (that was responsible for building the gear boxes of his various boats) as well as the John Morrow Screw and Nut Company.
Wilson teamed with his son Harold who was the driver of the Miss Canadas from 1936 until their final race in the 1950 Harmsworth Regatta.
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 Harold Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harold Wilson was Leader of the Labour Party from 1963 until 1976.
James Harold Wilson was born near Huddersfield in 1916.
By 1963, Wilson was Leader of the Party in Opposition and in 1964 led Labour to general election victory.
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 Harold Wilson
Wilson also played a major part in the successful export drive of the late 1940s, encouraging a variety of industries with strict competition policy.
However, by the vast majority of accounts, Harold Wilson was a kind and pleasant individual, and there was some truth in his unpretentious, folksy image.
Wilson's knowledge of the Left, unusual for a Labour leader, was thought to be a vital asset.
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 Harold Wilson at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx (March 11, 1916 - May 24, 1995) was one of the more successful Labour Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom and a 1960s icon.
Wilson was a lecturer in economics, assisted William Beveridge, and worked as a wartime civil servant before entering Parliament.
Wilson remained an MP until 1983 when he was created Lord Wilson of Rievaulx.
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 Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson was born in Huddersfield in 1916.
When Hugh Gaitskell died in 1963, Wilson was one of the main contenders for the party leadership and he was able to defeat his right-wing rivals, George Brown and James Callaghan.
Wilson was also suffering from the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease and in 1976 decided to resign from office and was replaced by James Callaghan.
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 Harold Wilson
British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart notes in a memo to Prime Minister Harold Wilson that Parliament and US Congress were not informed that the US had waived several million dollars worth of fees associated with Britain’s Polaris submarine program (see 1963-1965).
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Chancellor of the Exchequer Roy Jenkins and Secretary of State for Defense Denis Healey approve plans to completely evacuate the Chagos Islands in order to make way for the construction of a US communications facility on Diego Garcia, the archipelago’s largest island.
In a secret memo to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart proposes that Britain mislead the UN “by present(ing) any move as a change of employment for contract workers—rather than as a population resettlement.” [ZNet.
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 Harold Wilson
British statesman Harold Wilson began his career as an economics lecturer at Oxford, where he had taken his degree.
Elected to Parliament in 1945, Wilson served as Chairman of the Board of Trade from 1947 to 1951.
In 1963, Wilson became the leader of the Labour Party and in 1964, he led the party to a narrow election victory, thereby becoming Prime Minister.
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 Obituary: Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson, with his cheeky, cocky demeanour, his cheerful smile and his Yorkshire burr, summed up the confidence and hope.
First, the same Wilson who had in opposition championed the low paid and the trade unions, threw all the forces of his rhetoric against an official strike of seamen, some of the lowest paid workers in the country.
This is the amazing view that Harold Wilson went 'too fast', that he was 'too ambitious', that he set out to achieve a reform programme which simply wasn't possible.
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 Abolish the Death Penalty: And then there were 122
During his 1989 capital trial, Wilson was prosecuted by former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Jack McMahon, a man best known for his role in a training video that advised new Philadelphia prosecutors on how to use race in selecting death penalty juries.
In 1999, Wilson’s death sentence was overturned when a court determined that his defense counsel had failed to investigate and present mitigating evidence during his original trial.
Wilson is the second person to be freed from death row this year, and the sixth Pennsylvania death row inmate to be freed since 1982.
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 Obit: Frantz, Harold Wilson #2 (1914 — 1933)
Harold Wilson Frantz, was born May 12, 1914, in the Town of Washburn, the son of Mr.
Harold was a young man of likeable character and enjoyed the warm friendship of all who knew him.
Harold is survived by his father and step-mother and four brothers, and one sister: Oscar, 29; Harry, 25; Edward, 21; Henry, 16, and Helen, Mrs.
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 Lord (Harold) Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Harold Wilson
Wilson, Harold (James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx), 1916–95, British statesman.
Wilson also tried unsuccessfully to reach a settlement with the white supremacist regime in Rhodesia (now
Labour party: The 1960s to the Present - The 1960s to the Present Harold Wilson, who became leader on Gaitskell's death in 1963, was able to...
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 Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson, a former Marine sergeant who won the Medal of Honor in the
Wilson was wounded in the right arm and left leg, but
Wilson headed off to see to his wounds.
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 Harold Wilson - Death Row, Pennsylvania
Harold Wilson wrote to the CCADP in March 1999 seeking
For Those Offering Financial Support, Harold has asked for donations to be sent as cheques or money orders made out to his name.
You need to recognize the role of money and racism in capital punishment and the public indifference that sends innocent people to their deaths.
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 Pennsylvania Man Becomes the 122nd Inmate Freed From Death Row
More than 16 years after a Pennsylvania jury returned three death sentences against Harold Wilson, new DNA evidence has helped lead to his acquittal.
More than 16 years after a Pennsylvania jury returned three death sentences against Harold Wilson (pictured), new DNA evidence has helped lead to his acquittal.
A later appeal led the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to call for a new hearing because of evidence that McMahon used racially discriminatory practices in jury selection.
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 Quote Details: Harold Wilson: Courage is the art... - The Quotations Page
Quote Details: Harold Wilson: Courage is the art...
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
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 Harold Wilson Hinshaw
Harold Wilson Hinshaw (1918-) +Velma Mae Simpson (1923-) 13.............
Harold and Velma currently (1996-2005) reside in Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois.
Family lineage contributed by Peggy Joan (Peak) Hinshaw
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