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CodeNA9377
Dates1893-
Person NameMillar; James Primrose Malcolm (1893-); General Secretary of the National Council of Labour Colleges
SurnameMillar
ForenamesJames Primrose Malcolm
EpithetGeneral Secretary of the National Council of Labour Colleges
Activitystill alive in 1980James Primrose Malcolm Millar (1893-), General Secretary of the National Council of Labour Colleges, was born in Edinburgh on 17 April 1893. He was educated at Musselburgh Grammar School and continued in part time education after leaving school and entering employment. He took a postal course in literary training and successfully set up Musselburgh Grammar School's first magazine 'The Grammarian'. During the First World War he was a conscientious objector. He attended the Central Labour College for a year and returned to Edinburgh to become a labour college tutor. In 1921 the National Council of Labour Colleges (NCLC) was established. Millar, along with J. Hamilton, T.D. Smith and representatives of the residential labour college and Plebs League, was elected to the provisional committee. He also became the press secretary. From 1923 Millar was General Secretary of the NCLC, a position he held until he retired in 1964. On 11 August 1923 he married Christine Hastie in Edinburgh. Christine Millar established the postal courses department of the NCLC. In 1927 Millar became the editor of 'Plebs' magazine and moved to London along with the NCLC headquarters. In addition he edited NCLC text books. He retired in 1964 when the Trades Union Congress (TUC) took over the NCLC. He DIED WHEN?WHEN DID HE DIE?
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