Thomson, D. C.

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Name
Thomson, D. C. Gender: M
David Coupar Thomson
born on 6 August 1861 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Dundee, Scotland, 56n28, 3w0
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 14°14' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°46 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 28°20'



Biography

Proprietor of the Scottish newspaper and publishing company D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.

The company was founded in 1905 and Thomson became the sole proprietor of the Dundee based company on the death of his brother in 1917.

He was vitriolically opposed to Winston Churchill who stood for election in Dundee in 1922. Churchill lost the election and Thomson refused to mention his name in any of the Thomson publications until Churchill became Prime Minister, at which point reference to him became unavoidable.

Thomson was also vehemently anti-union: after the general strike of 1926, printing union members were allowed to re-join the newspaper and publishing company only after signing a document to say that they had left the striking union.


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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record

Wikipedia quotes 23rd May 1861 in error

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Newspaper and Publishing)