You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters.
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|Birth:||20th October, 1858|
|Death:||24th January, 1943|
John Elliot Burns was born in London, England. He was an English trade unionist and politician. He was anti-alcohol and a keen sportsman. He worked at his trade in various parts of England, having joined the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in 1879. In 1881, he formed a branch of the Social Democratic Federation in Battersea. In 1892, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Battersea as the candidate of the Battersea Liberal Association. He was connected with the Trades Union Congresses until 1895. In December 1905, Campbell-Bannerman included him in the cabinet as President of the Local Government Board. He was sworn into the Privy Council in 1905. In 1914, he was appointed President of the Board of Trade.
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