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TitleCohen; Reuben Kelf- (1895-1981); civil servant
Ref NoCOLL MISC 0677
LevelCollection
Datec1960
Extent1 folder
Admin Biographical HistoryKelf-Cohen was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford. He served in the Royal Field Artillery during World War I (1914-1918). In 1920 he entered the Board of Education. from 1924 to 1939 he was Tutorial Class Tutor, London University. He was a member of the Board of Trade 1925-1941, the Petroleum Department 1941-1942, and Principal Assistant Secretary (Gas and Electricity) at the Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1942-1945. From 1946 to 1955 he was Under-Secretary at the Ministry. Kelf-Cohen was also Director of the East Indian Produce company 1955-1959, and Visiting Lecturer at St. Andrews University, 1970, and University College, Aberystwyth, 1971.
His publications include:
"Nationalisation in Britain: the end of a dogma" (1958)
"To whom is nationalized industry responsible?" (1959)
"Twenty years of nationalisation: the British experience" (1969)
DescriptionAutobiography, mainly relating to his civil service career and containing information on energy policy and nationalisation.
Access StatusOpen
Copyright TypeCopyright is held by the creator.
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