Ronald KiddRonald Hubert Kidd (11 July 1889 – 13 May 1942) was a British civil rights campaigner.
Born in London, England, the son of surgeon Leonard Joseph Kidd, grandson of doctor Joseph Kidd, and nephew of doctors Percy Kidd and Walter Aubrey Kidd, Ronald Hubert Kidd had a variety of jobs before finding his vocation as a campaigner against injustices in 1930s and 1940s Britain.
In 1934, angered by Police responses to hunger marchers, he founded the Council for Civil Liberties (later the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) and now known as Liberty), which included such figures as E. M. Forster as its President, and Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan, Havelock Ellis, Aldous Huxley, J. B. Priestley, Bertrand Russell, and H. G. Wells among its vice-presidents.
Forster's funeral oration to Kidd was included in his collection of essays, ''Two Cheers for Democracy'', and concludes with the description:
Kidd continued to administer the Council's affairs, despite serious illness, until his death in 1942. Provided by Wikipedia