Knapp, Jimmy

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Knapp, Jimmy Gender: M
born on 29 September 1940 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Hurlford, Scotland, 55n36, 4w28
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°10' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°16 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 27°11'


Scottish Union leader, the General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen. A former railway signalman, Knapp was general secretary of the biggest rail union, the RMT, the last leader of the former NUR from 1983. With his deep Scottish accent and burly frame he was seen as the epitome of left-wing intransigence where in fact, he was a moderate who helped keep down the more militant RMT members. He had a commanding presence, great sincerity and an agile mind.

Knapp died on 8/13/2001.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Caroline Gerard quotes B.C. in Pulsar Summer/1989.


  • Vocation : Politics : Labor unions (Railroad)
  • Vocation : Travel : Crew/ Ship, Train, Bus (Railroad signalman)
  • Traits : Personality : Practical/ Realistic (Sincere, orderly)