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Chadwick, Edwin, a social reformer, was born at Manchester in 1801, and called to the bar in 1830, An article on Life Assurance attracted the attention of Jeremy Bentham, and the Government appointed him assistant commissioner to inquire into the operations of the poor-laws. Much of the present working of them is founded upon his report. He was appointed secretary to the Poor-law Board, and was also connected with the Board of Health. In 1843 he was instrumental in bringing about the change of law with reference to burials in towns, and he was on a commission relative to the employment of children in factories, and on education. He retired with a pension from the Board of Health in 1854, and died in 1891.