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Abrams, Mark Alexander [formerly Max Alexander Abramowitz] (1906–1994), social scientist, was born at 57 Balfour Road, Edmonton, London, on 27 April 1906, one of eight children born to Abraham (Abram) Abramowitz, also known as Abramovich or Abrams, and his wife, Annie (Hannah), ...

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Beddington, John Louis [Jack] (1893–1959), publicity manager, was born on 30 January 1893, at Barkston Gardens, South Kensington, London, one of three sons of Charles Lindsay Beddington (b. 1866), barrister, and his wife, Stella Goldschmidt de Libantia. His family were Jewish and came originally from ...

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Bendhem, Thomas [Tom] (1928–2002), businessman and art patron, was born on 13 September 1928 in Berlin, the third child and second son of Heinrich (later Henry) Bendhem (1892–1965), owner of coal and wine businesses, and his wife, Elise Charlotte, née Frank (1898–1987). At the age of five, ...

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Bernstein, Sidney Lewis, Baron Bernstein (1899–1993), businessman, was born on 30 January 1899 at 14 Westbury Road, Ilford, Essex, the fourth of nine children of Alexander Bernstein (c.1860–1922), businessman, and his wife, Jane Lazarus. His father had moved with his brother ...

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Sidney Lewis Bernstein, Baron Bernstein (1899–1993) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Birk [née Wilson], Alma Lillian, Baroness Birk

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See Burton, Sir Montague Maurice [formerly Meshe David Osinsky]

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Clore, Sir Charles (1904–1979), businessman, was born on 24 December 1904 in Mile End, London, penultimate child of five sons and two daughters of Israel Clore, a Russian immigrant, and his wife, Yetta Abrahams. After a local education, Clore worked in his father's textile business before leaving for ...

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Sir Bernard Nathaniel Waley- Cohen, first baronet (1914–1991) by Miles & Kaye, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cohen, Sir Bernard Nathaniel Waley-, first baronet (1914–1991), public servant and businessman, was born on 29 May 1914 in London, the first son (and twin brother of Hetty) of the three children of Sir Robert Waley Cohen (1877–1952), businessman and government adviser, and his wife, ...

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Ehrenberg, Andrew Samuel Christopher (1926–2010), statistician and marketing scientist, was born in Bochum, Germany, on 1 May 1926 into a remarkably talented Jewish family. His father, the Revd Hans Philip Ehrenberg (1883–1958), was the outspoken pastor of Pauluskirche in Bochum at the time of the Nazis' seizure of power, one of the co-founders of the ...

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Sir (Harold) Montague Finniston (1912–1991) by Godfrey Argent Studios Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Finniston, Sir (Harold) Montague [Monty] (1912–1991), metallurgist and businessman, was born at 26 Aikenhead Road, Govanhill, Glasgow, on 15 August 1912, the eldest child in the family of two sons and three daughters of Robert Finniston and his wife, Esther, née Diamond. Both parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants; the original family name was ...

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Fletcher, Winston (1937–2012), advertising executive and writer, was born Winston Fleisher on 15 July 1937 at the London Hospital in Stepney, Whitechapel, London, the youngest of five children of Abraham Uscher Fleisher, later Albert Fletcher (d. 1963), and his wife, Bessie, née...

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Gilbert, Sir Arthur (1913–2001), businessman and art collector, was born Abraham Bernstein at 6 St Mark's Terrace, Dalston, London, on 16 May 1913, the eighth child of Lazarus Bernstein and his wife, Bela (Betsy), née Feldman, Polish Jewish immigrants who had settled in ...

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Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913–2001) by unknown photographer Gilbert Collection, Somerset House

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Gold, Sir Arthur Abraham (1917–2002), businessman and sports administrator, was born on 10 January 1917 at 97 Sandringham Road, Dalston, London, the son of Mark Gold, a Jewish taxi-driver and later garage proprietor, and his wife, Leah, formerly Goldstein. He was brought up in ...

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Albert Grant, Baron Grant in the Italian nobility (1831–1899) by London Stereoscopic Co. © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Grant, Albert [formerly Abraham Gottheimer], Baron Grant in the Italian nobility (1831–1899), company promoter, was born in Dublin on 18 November 1831, the son of Bernard Gottheimer, a poor Jewish pedlar from central Europe and later a partner in a business in ...

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Hatry, Clarence Charles (1888–1965), company promoter, was born on 16 December 1888 at 48 Belsize Park, London, the eldest of four sons of Julius Hatry (1856/7–1907), silk merchant, and his wife, Henriette Ellen Katzenstein (1861/2–1943). In childhood he felt lonely, browbeaten, and disheartened by a severe father and a mother whom he thought snobbish and neglectful; he was a dreamy, inward, and dissatisfied child. After attending ...