Arthur Macmanus

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Macmanus, Arthur


Born 1889; died Feb. 27, 1927. Figure in the workers’ movement of Great Britain. Metalworker by trade.

MacManus took an internationalist stand during World War I. He was one of the initiators of the shop steward movement. In 1917 he became chairman of the first council of shop stewards. He was chairman of a united committee of shop stewards from May 1917 and chairman of the National Administrative Council of the Shop Stewards’ and Workers’ Committee Movement from September 1918. In 1920 he became one of the founders of the Communist Party of Great Britain. He participated in the Third Congress of the Comintern (1921) and was elected a member of the Executive Committee of the Comintern. He is buried in Red Square in Moscow.

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In Glasgow this resulted in the formation of the Clyde Workers Committee (CWC) under the chairmanship of the future leader of the British Communist Party, Arthur MacManus.
This did not deter her from becoming engaged to the deportee shop steward Arthur MacManus whom she met either while he was helping to stir things up in Sheffield or when he was on a fraternal visit to munitions workers in Derby.
Hettie married Arthur MacManus but died in 1920 after delivering a still born child.