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Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken] (1922–2001), economist, university administrator, and public servant, was born on 14 March 1922 at 12 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh, the only son of William Wilson Alexander (1888–1930), lawyer, and his wife, Mary Logan Grahame, née Wilson (1888–1975), tailoress. He won a scholarship to ...

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James, Eric John Francis, Baron James of Rusholme (1909–1992), headmaster and university administrator, was born on 13 April 1909 near Derby, the younger son of Francis William (Frank) James (1865–1945), of Parkstone, Dorset, commercial traveller for wholesale chemists, and his wife, Lilian (Lily) Taylor (...

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Eric John Francis James, Baron James of Rusholme (1909–1992) by Elliott & Fry, 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Raper, Robert William (1842–1915), college teacher and founder of university careers service, was born at Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire, on 9 March 1842, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Timothy Raper (1790?–1862), of the 19th foot regiment, and his wife, Christian Mary (d. 1858), daughter of ...

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Williams, Sir Edgar Trevor [Bill] (1912–1995), intelligence officer and historian, was born on 20 November 1912 at 30 Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, the second of three children and elder son of the Revd (Joseph) Edgar Williams (1877–1938), minister of Ebenezer Congregational Church, and his wife, ...