John Harris (anti-slavery campaigner)

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Sir John Hobbis Harris (29 July 1874 – 30 April 1940) was an English missionary, campaigner against slavery and Liberal Party politician.wikipedia
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Alice Seeley Harris

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On 6 May 1898 he married Alice Seeley from Frome in Somerset.
Alice married John Hobbis Harris (later Sir John) at a registry office in London.

Congo Reform Association

One of the political campaigners he found would listen was E D Morel who was a co-founder of the Congo Reform Association of which Harris was a member.
The anti-slavery campaigner John Harris mentioned his concerns to Morel.

E. D. Morel

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One of the political campaigners he found would listen was E D Morel who was a co-founder of the Congo Reform Association of which Harris was a member.
Morel's best allies, however, may have been the Christian missionaries who furnished him with eyewitness accounts and photographs of the atrocities, such as those given by the Americans William Morrison and William Henry Sheppard, and the British John Hobbis Harris and Alice Harris.

Missionary

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Sir John Hobbis Harris (29 July 1874 – 30 April 1940) was an English missionary, campaigner against slavery and Liberal Party politician.

Sir Austin Hudson, 1st Baronet

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He defended his seat in general election of 1924 but this time, against a new Tory candidate, Austin Hudson and facing a three-cornered fight with Labour he lost to Hudson by 4,794 votes.
He returned to Parliament at the 1924 general election when he won the Hackney North seat from the Liberal Party MP John Harris.

Hackney North (UK Parliament constituency)

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Harris entered Parliament at the 1923 general election when he was elected Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for North Hackney, defeating the sitting Conservative member Sir Walter Greene by 11,177 votes to 9,523 – a majority of 1,654.

Slavery

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Sir John Hobbis Harris (29 July 1874 – 30 April 1940) was an English missionary, campaigner against slavery and Liberal Party politician.

Liberal Party (UK)

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Sir John Hobbis Harris (29 July 1874 – 30 April 1940) was an English missionary, campaigner against slavery and Liberal Party politician.

Wantage

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Harris was born in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

Frome

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On 6 May 1898 he married Alice Seeley from Frome in Somerset.

City of London

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Harris worked in the City of London for a firm of gentlemen’s outfitters.

Congo Free State

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He and his wife departed for the Congo Free State soon after their marriage but they were soon horrified by the brutal treatment, murder and enslavement of the native people at the hands of the Belgian agents exploiting the territory for rubber and ivory.

Anti-Slavery International

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From 1910 Harris was organising secretary to the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society.

Dulwich

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He was President of Dulwich Liberal Association and first contested a Parliamentary seat at Camberwell North West as an Independent Asquithian Liberal at the 1922 general election.

Camberwell North West (UK Parliament constituency)

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He was President of Dulwich Liberal Association and first contested a Parliamentary seat at Camberwell North West as an Independent Asquithian Liberal at the 1922 general election.

H. H. Asquith

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He was President of Dulwich Liberal Association and first contested a Parliamentary seat at Camberwell North West as an Independent Asquithian Liberal at the 1922 general election.

1922 United Kingdom general election

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He was President of Dulwich Liberal Association and first contested a Parliamentary seat at Camberwell North West as an Independent Asquithian Liberal at the 1922 general election.

Thomas Macnamara

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In a three-cornered contest with Dr T J Macnamara the Lloyd George National Liberal and Dr H B W Morgan for Labour Harris came third with 19.5% of the vote.

David Lloyd George

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In a three-cornered contest with Dr T J Macnamara the Lloyd George National Liberal and Dr H B W Morgan for Labour Harris came third with 19.5% of the vote.

National Liberal Party (UK, 1922)

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In a three-cornered contest with Dr T J Macnamara the Lloyd George National Liberal and Dr H B W Morgan for Labour Harris came third with 19.5% of the vote.

Hyacinth Morgan

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In a three-cornered contest with Dr T J Macnamara the Lloyd George National Liberal and Dr H B W Morgan for Labour Harris came third with 19.5% of the vote.

Labour Party (UK)

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He defended his seat in general election of 1924 but this time, against a new Tory candidate, Austin Hudson and facing a three-cornered fight with Labour he lost to Hudson by 4,794 votes. In a three-cornered contest with Dr T J Macnamara the Lloyd George National Liberal and Dr H B W Morgan for Labour Harris came third with 19.5% of the vote.

Parliament of the United Kingdom

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Harris entered Parliament at the 1923 general election when he was elected Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for North Hackney, defeating the sitting Conservative member Sir Walter Greene by 11,177 votes to 9,523 – a majority of 1,654.

1923 United Kingdom general election

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Harris entered Parliament at the 1923 general election when he was elected Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for North Hackney, defeating the sitting Conservative member Sir Walter Greene by 11,177 votes to 9,523 – a majority of 1,654.

Member of Parliament (United Kingdom)

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Harris entered Parliament at the 1923 general election when he was elected Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for North Hackney, defeating the sitting Conservative member Sir Walter Greene by 11,177 votes to 9,523 – a majority of 1,654.