British Commonwealth of Nations: Soap Magnate


" At the age of 73, rather deaf but very active," there arrived in the U. S. Viscount Leverhulme, King of Port Sunlight, the home of soap, on board the S. S. Majestic. He was accompanied by his son, the Hon. William Hulme Lever, also by an old school fellow, Jonathan Simpson, and by five directors of his various companies.

Queried, he said that Premier Baldwin's Protection was a "quack political remedy " for unemployment. He expected Lloyd George would return to power. Asked about the much mooted...

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