September 1872 – 4 May 1941) was a Britishhistorian,Liberalpolitician
and thinker who made a significant contribution to the development ofliberalpolitical
philosophy in the 1920s and 1930s through his work on domestic industrial
policy and his promotion of the international policy of interdependency.
Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray, GCVO, PC (15
July 1856 – 1 May 1927), known as Sir Weetman Pearson, Bt between 1894 and
1910, and as The Lord Cowdray between 1910 and 1917, was a British engineer,
oil industrialist, benefactor and Liberal politician. He was the owner of
the Pearson conglomerate.