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For the journalist and editor of "The Tribune", see this Wikipedia article [1].

Richard John Clements (30 July 1891 – 1988) was a social worker, author and lecturer.

From Birmingham, he was active in social work from the 1930s. He became the Midland Regional Officer of the National Council of Social Service, and in 1943 he was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours 1943 for "services to civil defence". In October 1943 he moved to London take up the post of General Secretary to the London Council of Social Service until 1949, when he was appointed Deputy Secretary of the National Council of Social Service.

He was editor of the Social Service Quarterly until he retired in 1959.

He was a Labour Party Member of the London County Council appointed 17 April 1945 to represent Stepney, Whitechapel and St George's and re-elected to the seat in 1946, stepping down from the council at the 1949 election.

He was a lecturer with the South Place Ethical Society and gave frequent talks at Conway Hall, Holborn into the 1980s.

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