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Jim free pdf A product of the Welsh radical political tradition, James Griffiths became a miner at 13 and was a conscientious objector during WW1. He rose to become President of the South Wales Miner's Federation, the MP for Llanelli for 34 years, Chairman and then Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and the first Secretary of State for Wales in 1964. A significant figure in Welsh and British politics, James Griffiths, as Minister for National Insurance in the Atlee post-war government, introduced the Family Allowance in 1946 and became Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1950. Griffiths was also instrumental in the establishment of the Welsh Office.

About D. Ben Rees

Dr D Ben Rees is a native of Llanddewi Brefi and has been a Presbyterian Minister in South Wales and Liverpool for over 50 years. A well-known writer, lecturer and broadcaster, Dr Rees has authored over 70 publications in Welsh and English and was a personal acquaintance of James Griffiths.

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Author : D. Ben Rees
Publisher : Welsh Academic Press
Data Published : 01 June 2015
ISBN : 1860571204
EAN : 9781860571206
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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