Frank Dickinson
(1906-1978)

Died aged c. 72

Frank Dickinson (1879 – 7 January 1962) was a British trade union leader. Dickinson first came to prominence in 1915, when he was elected as the general secretary of the Bradford and District Power Loom Overlookers' Society; during World War I, he also served on the Wool Control Board. In 1916, he was a founder member of the National Association of Unions in the Textile Trade (NAUTT). In 1921, he was also elected as secretary of the Yorkshire Association of Power Loom Overlookers. During World War II, Dickinson again served on the Wool Control Board, and from 1943 to 1946 he chaired the NAUTT. He then moved to become chair of the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU), serving for two years. Dickinson was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1953, and finally stood down from his union posts in 1960.

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Frank Dickinson, optometrist 1906-1978 international contact lens pioneer, researcher and writer. Developed the micro-corneal lens at his practice in St Annes Square

Dollond & Aitchison, 30 St. Annes Road West, Lytham St Annes, United Kingdom where they developed the micro-corneal lens at his practice