MACCOLL, James Eugene, 1908-1971, Labour MP

Scope and Content

Papers of James Eugene MacColl MP, comprising files on subjects such as Africa, the Church, crime and delinquency, education, housing and planning, local government in theory and practice, and race relations; papers relating to the Labour Party and parliamentary matters; personal papers; writings; and correspondence with constituents.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Eugene MacColl, 1908-1971, was educated at Sedbergh School, Balliol College, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. He was librarian of the Oxford Union in 1930, Commonwealth Fund Fellow, 1930-1932, and became a barrister of the Inner Temple in 1933. MacColl's political life began when he became a co-opted a member of the London County Council Education Committee, 1936-1946, and a member of Paddington Metropolitan Borough Council, 1934. He was a research assistant at the Political and Economic Planning Trust, 1945-1950, and Mayor of Paddington, 1947-1949. He was Labour MP for the Widnes Division of Lancashire from 1950 to 1971, and was Minister of Housing and Local Government, 1964-1969. MacColl's particular areas of interest were housing, local government and juvenile courts. He served on the Chairman's Panel, London Juvenile Courts, 1946-1964, on the Hemel Hempstead New Towns Corporation, 1946-1950, and on the Domestic Coal Consumers Council, 1947-1950.

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Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on March 27, 2002

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