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Aglen, Sir Francis Arthur (1869–1932), official in the Chinese service, was born at Mulgrave House in Scarborough on 17 October 1869, the son of Archdeacon Anthony Stocker Aglen, later rector of St Ninian's, Alyth, Perthshire, and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth, eldest daughter of ...

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Clark, William Donaldson (1916–1985), journalist and international civil servant, was born at Bellister Castle, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, on 28 July 1916, the fifth son and sixth and youngest child of John McClare Clark, land agent, and his wife, Marion, daughter of Daniel Noel Jackson...

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Crockett, Sir Andrew Duncan (1943–2012), economist and international public servant, was born on 23 March 1943 at 4 Park Gate, Glasgow, the son of Andrew Stewart Crockett (1917–1996), a medical practitioner then serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and his wife, ...

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Freeland, Sir John Redvers (1927–2014), international lawyer, diplomatist, and judge, was born at Gothic House nursing home, Brent Street, Hendon, London, on 16 July 1927, the only surviving child of (Clarence) Redvers Freeland (1900–1979), company director, and his wife, Freda Ivy, ...

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Goulding, Sir Marrack Irvine [Mig] (1936–2010), diplomatist, international civil servant, and college head, was born on 2 September 1936 at Woodside Nursing Home, Plymouth, the only son and elder child of Sir (Ernest) Irvine Goulding (1910–2000), a High Court judge, and his wife, ...

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Hart, Sir Robert, first baronet (1835–1911), official in the Chinese service, was born on 20 February 1835 in Portadown, co. Armagh, Ireland, the eldest of the ten children of Henry Hart (1806–1875), a retail merchant (‘spirit grocery’) and a devout convert to Wesleyan Methodism, and ...

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Sir Robert Hart, first baronet (1835–1911) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1908 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Howard [née Matthaei], Louise Ernestine, Lady Howard (1880–1969), international civil servant and advocate of organic husbandry, was born on 26 December 1880 at 10 Priory Grove, Kensington, London, the youngest daughter in a family of three girls and a boy of Carl Hermann Ernst Matthaei...

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Jackson, Sir Robert Gillman Allen (1911–1991), international administrator, was born on 8 November 1911 in Hawksburn, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, the second son of Archibald Jackson (1858–1928), Scottish engineer and businessman, and his second wife, Kathleen Crooke (1872–1943), a nurse, daughter of ...

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Jenks, Clarence Wilfred (1909–1973), international lawyer and director-general of the International Labour Organization, was born on 7 March 1909 in Bootle, Lancashire, the son of Richard Jenks, an officer in the merchant navy, and his wife, Alice Sophia Craig. Jenks's father was lost at sea when ...