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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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Higham, Sir Charles Frederick (1876–1938), advertising agent and publicist, was born at South Grove, Walthamstow, Essex, on 17 January 1876, the eldest of three sons of Charles Higham (1851–1885), a clerk in the Custom House, who became a solicitor's clerk, and his wife, ...

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Knox, Oliver Arbuthnot (1923–2002), advertising agent, novelist, and political activist, was born on 24 December 1923 at Courns Wood, Hughenden, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the elder son of (Alfred) Dillwyn Knox (1884–1943), classical scholar and cryptographer, and his wife, Olive Margaret Rickman, née...

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Mitchell, Charles (1807–1859), advertising agent and publisher of the first British press directory, was born in Norwich and baptized on 22 March 1807 at St Giles's Church, Norwich. He was the son of Robert Mitchell, a fruiterer, and his wife, Letitia, née Moore...

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White, James (bap. 1775, d. 1820), author and advertising agent, was baptized on 17 April 1775 in Worcester, the third son of Samuel White of Bewdley, Worcestershire, and his wife, Mary, née Willes. He spent 'many of the earliest days of [his] youth' 'in the Neighbourhood' of the ...