HOBSON, Charles Rider (1904-1966): Baron Hobson, politician

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Papers of Charles Rider Hobson, c1922-c1946, comprise personal correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hobson was a power station engineer and member of Amalgamated Engineering Union for 30 years. He was elected a member for Willesden Borough Council in 1931, later became Alderman. Hobson served as Labour MP for Wembley North, 1945-1950 and Keighley, 1950-September 1959. He was Assistant Postmaster-General, 1947-1951 and Vice-Chairman, Joint East Africa Board, 1955-1958, and 1964-1965.



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Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

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