Person Male Born 1878 Died 1938
Born Joseph James Vaughan in East London. Started work, aged 8, while still at school. As an electrician he entered into trade union politics and as a left-wing Labour supporter became a councillor in Bethnal Green in 1914 and was Mayor 1919 - 1922. Founder member of the Communist Party of Great Britain but remained a member of the Labour Party. Narrowly failed to become an elected MP.