John Burns

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John Burns

John Elliot Burns (20 October 185824 January 1943) was a British trade unionist and politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly associated with London politics.


  • I have seen the Mississippi. That is muddy water. I have seen the Saint Lawrence. That is clear water. But the Thames is liquid history.
    • Quoted in the Daily Mail (25 January 1943)

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