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Whitehouse, J Howard

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1873-1955) UK politician, educationist, scholar and author of Visit to Utopia (1939 chap), a lightly fictionalized description – initially presented as a talk in his role as Warden to the boys of Bembridge School – of a benign Utopia where War and other evils have been eliminated through social justice, high Technology, and due attention to the beauty of the world. As a Liberal member of Parliament 1909-1919, Whitehouse argued in favour of women's suffrage (see Feminism) and (in 1916) against conscription; his political career was nipped in the bud. He was the author of several studies of John Ruskin (1819-1900). [JC]

John Howard Whitehouse

born Birmingham, England: 8 June 1873

died Bembridge School, Bembridge, Isle of Wight: 28 September 1955

works (highly selected)

  • Visit to Utopia (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1939) [chap: pb/]


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