Biographical Information

HAROLD SMITH (Born 27 April 1927): Ruskin College, Oxford 1950-52. Sir Ernest Cassell Scholarship. Diploma in Social and Public Administration (1952). As part of course trained as social worker in London's East End. Before going to Ruskin was an electrical fitter in Manchester and active trades unionist. Vice Chairman South Manchester AEU; served on Trades Council and Executives of Manchester City Labour Party and Fabian Society. Stood for City Council at age of 22. While at Ruskin chaired Cole Group and was delegate to Oxford Trades Council from Labour Club. Magdalen College 1952-54 on State Scholarship and read PPE.

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