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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson (1898-1981), Trade unionist

Sitter in 12 portraits
Tewson began his working life as an office boy at the Amalgamated Society of Dyers, later the Dyers', Bleachers', and Textile Workers Union, and eventually part of the Transport and General Workers Union. After serving in the First World War, he returned to trade union life as a clerical assistant of the Dyers' Union. During the depression of the 1920s, he moved to London where he joined the TUC as Secretary of the Organisation Department. He rose through the ranks, becoming Assistant General Secretary in 1931, and was TUC General Secretary from 1946 until 1960. He played an important role in the post-war period, when the Labour government asked the trade unions to operate a policy of voluntary pay restraint.

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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, January 1950
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 12 May 1964
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 14 April 1932
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 14 April 1932
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 14 April 1932
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 1950
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 1950
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 1950
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Sir Harold Vincent Tewson

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 1950
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