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Lloyd, William Bross, Jr., 1908-1995



  • Existence: 1908 - 1995


William Bross Lloyd, Jr. was born in Winnetka, Illinois in 1908. He is a descendant of a prominent family. His greatgrandfather, William Bross, served as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois and was one of the founders of the Chicago Tribune. Lloyd's grandfather, Henry D. Lloyd, worked in the late 19th century as a journalist and “muckraker”. Lloyd's father, William B. Lloyd, Sr., was known during World War I as “Chicago's millionaire Communist” because of his liberal and pro-pacifist views.

William B. Lloyd, Jr. is a graduate of Antioch College. Mr. Lloyd has written extensively on decolonization, nuclear disarmament, international cooperation, and Third World development. He is the founder and editor of Toward Freedom, a monthly newsletter which has been published under his guidance since 1953. Initially, Toward Freedom focused on the decolonization movement, especially in Africa. In recent years Lloyd has widened the scope of this publication to include other national movements which aim to expand freedom for people throughout the world.

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William B. Lloyd, Jr. (1908-1995) Papers

Identifier: 35/24
Abstract The William B. Lloyd Papers document Lloyd's political, philanthropic, and academic interests and activities. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, reports, unpublished manuscripts, broadsides, and newsclippings. The Lloyd papers contain a significant quantity of information on political activities undertaken through the American Friends Service Committee; administration of the Sophia Haag Trust Fund; Lloyd's advocacy of mediation to resolve disputes in Asia, between the United...
Dates: approximately 1942 - 1983