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Harry Douglass, Baron Douglass of Cleveland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Harry Douglass, Baron Douglass of Cleveland (of Cleveland in the County of York) (1 January 1902–5 April 1978) was a British trade unionist.

Born in Middlesbrough, England, Douglass entered work at the age of 13, becoming a steel melter. He immediately joined the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation, and became a member of its executive council in 1933. Two years later, he was appointed as a full-time organiser for the union, then rose to become Assistant General Secretary in 1945 and finally General Secretary in 1953, serving until 1967. He was also President of the International Metal Workers' Federation.

Douglass also chaired the British Productivity Council, and served as the President of the Trades Union Congress in 1967.

On retirement, he was given a life peerage.

 

 

 

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