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Joan Mitchell

Discussion in 'WWII Era Obituaries (non-military service)' started by GRW, May 1, 2014.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    From The Guardian-
    "My mother, Joan Mitchell, who has died aged 93, was from 1952 a lecturer and from 1978 professor of political economy at Nottingham University. She wrote several books on economic planning and served on a number of national economic bodies in the 1970s.
    Daughter of Albert, who worked for a paper merchant, and Eva, a former shop assistant, Joan was born in Hackney, east London. She was educated at Southend high school for girls, Essex, and St Hilda's College, Oxford, where she took a first in philosophy, politics and economics in 1942. She became a temporary civil servant in the Ministry of Fuel and Power, where her boss was another PPE graduate and temporary civil servant beginning to make a name for himself – Harold Wilson."

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