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James Revell Lord

economist

James Revell Lord, British economist. Member labor committee Council of National Defense; member National Committee on Coal Production, Housing Committee, and War Minerals Board during war period, also; Member National Geography Society; member Western Federation of Miners, Transport Workers Union of Great Britain and Ireland.

Background

Lord, James Revell was born on January 30, 1878 in Leeds, England. Son of Samuel and Martha Jane (Wood) Lord.

Education

Educational public schools in England and United States.

Career

Came to the United States, 1888. Engaged in mining for many years. Became active in cause of unionism and the Rochdale Plan of cooperative stores.

Elected member Executive Board United Mine Workers of America, District 12, Illinois, 1909, and elected vice-president of this union, 1912. President mining department American Federation of Labor (representing 7 international unions), 1913-1923. Republican A. F. of L. at British Trade Union Congress, Blackpool, England, 1917, and at Inter-Allied Congress, London, 1917.

Chairman labor missions to Mexico, 1918 and 20. Represented Pan-American Federation treasurer Pan-American Federation of Labor and Chief of mining div. United States Employment Service.

Membership

Member labor committee Council of National Defense. Member National Committee on Coal Production, Housing Committee, and War Minerals Board during war period, also. Member National Geography Society.

Member Western Federation of Miners, Transport Workers Union of Great Britain and Ireland.

Connections

Married Mary MacKenzie, March 29, 1915. Children: Robert Cameron, Helen MacKenzie.

father:
Samuel Lord

mother:
Martha Jane (Wood) Lord

spouse:
Mary MacKenzie

children:
Robert Cameron Lord

Helen MacKenzie Lord