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Devon, James (1866–1939), prison medical officer and criminologist, was born on 25 October 1866 at 18 James Street, Calton, Glasgow, the son of John Devon, a journeyman iron-moulder, and his wife, Margaret, née Arthur. His family was poor working class—his mother signed his birth certificate with a cross—and he left school aged eleven. ...

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Fox, Sir Lionel Wray (1895–1961), civil servant and penologist, was born on 21 February 1895 in Halifax, the son of Samuel Fox, boilermakers' draughtsman, and his wife, Minnie Wray. He was educated at Heath grammar school, Halifax, and Hertford College, Oxford, but joined the army on the outbreak of war in 1914. He served with the ...

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Morrison, William Douglas (1852–1943), criminologist and prison chaplain, was born at Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, on 15 May 1852, the son of Robert Southmuir Morrison, a merchant, and Ann Donald-William. Educated at nearby Trinity College, Glenalmond, he was ordained deacon in 1877 and priest in 1878 by the bishop of ...

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Tupper, Sir (Charles) Lewis (1848–1910), administrator in India and legal historian, was born in London on 16 May 1848, the elder son of Captain Charles William Tupper (1818/19–1881) of the 7th Royal Fusiliers, and his wife, Frances Letitia (1821/2–1908), sister of Sir Charles F. D. Wheeler-Cuffe, ...