Sharp, Clifford D. - from United Kingdom

ID: 237919
Organization: FAB
Country of meeting: GBR in the year 1908-1909

Was a British journalist. He was the first editor of the New Statesman magazine from its foundation in 1913 until 1928, a left-wing magazine founded by Sidney and Beatrice Webb and other members of the socialist Fabian Society. He had previously edited The Crusade.

In World War I he was a "fierce opponent" of the war and was so irksome to the Government that David Lloyd George personally arranged his conscription into the Royal Artillery. He was rescued by recruitment to the Foreign Office, and was sent to neutral Sweden, in association with Arthur Ransome.

Activities in the Orangization:
Executive Committee 1909-1910