Born in 1888
Died on the 13th May 1959
He was co-opted onto the Council in 1942 and remained on it until 1948, returning to it in 1950 until his death.
From 1955 he was a County Councillor.
A committed Socialist, he was several times Chairman of Rishton Labour Party and Chairman of Rishton Weavers for 20 years. He was also Chairman of Rishton British Legion for many years and a deacon of Rishton Congregational Church.