George Odger - St Giles High Street, London, UK
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N 51° 30.917 W 000° 07.721
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Quick Description: This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque, to the trade unionist George Odger, is located withing St Giles-in-the-Fields church in St Giles High Street, London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/13/2015 5:56:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMNWN6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

The Union History website tells us about George Odger:

George Odger (1820-1877) was an official of the Ladies Shoemakers Society who, while still a working shoemaker himself, became the eloquent part-time secretary [1862-1872] of the London Trades Council. In 1862, he formed with Robert Applegarth the Manhood Suffrage and Vote by Ballot Association (which later merged into the Reform League) and stood unsuccessfully as a working class candidate several times in the 1860s. As representative of the Trades Council, he attended the meeting at St. Martin's Hall Long Acre, London on 28 September, 1864 at which the International Working Mens' Association (the first International) was formed and became its first president. In 1871, he acted as secretary to the Trades Union Congress.

Blue Plaque managing agency: London County Council

Individual Recognized: George Odger

Physical Address:
St Giles-in-the-Field Church
St Giles High Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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