James Robson (trade unionist)

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James Robson (1860–1934) was a British trade unionist.

Born in West Auckland, County Durham, Robson started work at the age of ten. In 1890, he was elected checkweighman at Broompark Colliery, then later moved to Bearpark Colliery. In 1917, he was elected President of the Durham Miners' Association, serving until his death in 1934.[1] From 1918 to 1921, he also served as Treasurer of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain.[2] He was a member of the Methodist New Connexion.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Featherstone Wearmouth, Methodism and the trade unions, p.43
  2. ^ Hester Barron, The 1926 miners' lockout: meanings of community in the Durham coalfield, p.50
  3. ^ Hester Barron, The 1926 miners' lockout: meanings of community in the Durham coalfield, p.186
Trade union offices
Preceded by
William House
President of the Durham Miners' Association
1917–1934
Succeeded by
James Gilliland
Preceded by
William Abraham
Treasurer of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain
1918–1924
Succeeded by
W. P. Richardson