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Harold Wilson (1916-1995) - Part 2

Born James Harold Wilson March 11th 1916 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, he was the son of an industrial chemist. He studied at Jesus College Oxford where he gained a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. This was also where he collaborated with Sir William Beveridge on work that led to Beveridge's Report (1942), advocating social insurance and other welfare measures. During World War Two he worked in the Civil Service.