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Roe, Humphrey Verdon (1878–1949)

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Title

Roe, Humphrey Verdon (1878–1949)

Contributor

De Bel, Heather (created stub)

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

18 April 1878

Birthplace

Manchester

Death Date

27 July 1949

Occupation

Aircraft Manufacturer

Biographical Text

Humphrey Verdon Roe was a British businessman, a philanthropist, aircraft manufacturer and the co-founder of Britain's first birth control clinic with Marie Stopes, who became his wife. He financed Stopes' book "Married Love" which was controversial at the time for it's explicitness. He was the father of the British philosopher Harry Stopes-Roe.