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William Albert Samuel HEWINS

economist

William Albert Samuel HEWINS, economist. Member of Parliament Hereford, 1912-1918; United Kingdom Under-Secretary State Colonies, 1917-1919.

Background

HEWINS, William Albert Samuel was born in 1865 in Wolverhampton, W. Midlands, England.

Education

Bachelor of Arts University Oxford, 1887.

Career

Apart from his successful directorship of the London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, the chief reason Hewins is remembered is for his advocacy of trade protection. He maintained this thoroughly unfashionable line in lectures, articles and through his association with Joseph Chamberlain’s Tariff Commission. University Extension Lector, 1887-1895.

Director, London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1895-1903. Secretary, United Kingdom Tariff Commission, 1903-1917.

Achievements

  • Member of Parliament Hereford, 1912-1918. United Kingdom Under-Secretary State Colonies, 1917-1919.

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