BirthdayNovember 7, 1940

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Frank Cousins

    Full name: Frank Cousins
    Also known as: Frank Cousins, Cousins, Frank
    Professions: British politician
    Work: Member of Parliament for Nuneaton

  2. Frank Cousins Measurements

    Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)

  3. Frank Cousins Known for

    The Black Stallion (1979), O Lucky Man! (1973), Written in the Stars (1991), Journey to the Unknown (1968)

  4. Frank Cousins Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 11th of June, 1986 (Age: 45)

  5. Frank Cousins Biography

    Frank Cousins PC (8 September 1904 – 11 June 1986) was a British trade union leader and Labour politician.He was born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, and became a member of the road transport section of the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1933, before becoming a full-time official in July 1938. He was appointed National Secretary of Road Transport (Commercial) Group in October 1948, contested the TGWU Assistant General Secretaryship in 1948 and 1955, securing the position on the latter attempt. He was also elected to the Labour Party's National Executive Committee the same year, but resigned in March 1956.Cousins was appointed acting General Secretary of the TGWU in February 1956, due to poor health on the part of Jock Tiffin. He was elected General Secretary in May 1956, following Tiffin's death, and held the position until 1969. From 1956 to 1969, he was a member of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress and was President of the International Transport Workers' Federation from 1958 to 1960 and 1962 to 1964.Cousins served as Minister of Technology in Harold Wilson's Labour government from October 1964 until his resignation in July 1966. He was also made a Privy Counsellor in 1964. He was elected Member of Parliament for Nuneaton at a by-election in January 1965 and remained an MP until November 1966. During this period Harry Nicholas took over as acting general secretary of the TGWU.

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