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John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow


Indian-born lawyer and social reformer. Called to the bar, 1843. Founding member of the Christian Socialist movement, 1848, and editor of the weekly Christian Socialist, 1850. Helped to found the Working Men’s College, Great Ormond Street, London, in 1854 and lectured there. Secretary of the royal commission on friendly and benefit societies, 1870–4. Chief registrar of friendly societies, 1874–91.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.