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John M Robertson
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Born in Brodick, Ayrshire and Arran
Born on 14th of November 1856
Died on 5th of January 1933

Born 1856. Died 1933 - Scottish scholar, critic and politician.

Left school at age of 13. Editor of National Reformer (1891-93). Liberal MP for Tyneside (1906-18). Wrote many books on a wide range of subjects including religion and freethinking, literary criticism, political and social issues.

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