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Gittins, Charles Edward (1908–1970), educational administrator, was born on 24 January 1908 at Rhostyllen, Esclusham, Wrexham, Denbighshire, the son of Charles Thomas Gittins, a colliery engine fitter, and his wife, Susannah Frances Rabbitt. He was educated initially at Bersham boys' council school and ...

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Jackson, Sir Percy Richard (1869–1941), educational administrator, was born at Hebble Terrace, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, on 23 January 1869, the son of William Michael Jackson, tea merchant, and his wife, Anne Field. He attended Huddersfield collegiate school before entering business in the textile industry, where he became head of the firm of ...

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Lunn, Sir George (1861–1939), local politician and educational administrator, was born at 121 Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 26 November 1861, the son of John Ramsay Lunn, bricklayer, and later contractor, and his wife, Jane, née Hindmarch. He was educated at the ...

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Priestley, Sir Raymond Edward (1886–1974), geologist and academic administrator, was born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, on 20 July 1886, the second son and second of eight children of Joseph Edward Priestley, headmaster of Tewkesbury grammar school, and his wife, Henrietta Rice. Priestley was educated in his father's school and taught there for a year before reading geology at ...