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Duma, Dervish (1908–1998), diplomatist and leader of the Albanian community in Britain, was born on 4 July 1908 in Borsh on the southern coast of Albania, then still part of the Ottoman empire, the son of Emin Duma (d. 1922), from a local landowning family. In 1914 the village of ...

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Fisk, Sir Ernest Thomas (1886–1965), entrepreneur and developer of radio, was born on 8 August 1886 at Sunbury, Middlesex, the second child of Thomas Harvey Fisk, builder, and his wife, Charlotte Hariette, née Halland. Educated at St Mary's and Sunbury Boys' schools, Fisk...

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Fraser, Lindley Macnaghten (1904–1963), broadcaster and economist, was born on 14 August 1904 in Edinburgh, the son of Norman Fraser, a minister of the United Free Church of Scotland, and of his wife, Cecilia Craigie Fraser. His schooling started at George Watson's College, Edinburgh...

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Hilton, John (1880–1943), social scientist and broadcaster, was born at 14 Rumworth Street, Bolton, Lancashire, on 28 December 1880, the first son and the last of seven children of John Hilton (b. 1841) and his wife, Mary, née Bowden. He avoided much of the poverty that the rest of his family had had to endure. His father had risen steadily from spindle polisher to become ...

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Plugge, Leonard Frank (1889–1981), radio producer and businessman, was born on 21 September 1889 at 80 Carter Street, Walworth, London, the only son of Frank Plugge (1864–1946), a commercial clerk, and his wife, Mary Chase (1862–1924). His father was a Belgian citizen, but of Dutch descent. ...

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Young, Stuart (1934–1986), accountant and broadcasting executive, was born on 23 April 1934 at home in Stamford Hill, London, the younger child and younger son of Joseph Young, who was in the flour business, and his wife, Rebecca (Betty) Sterling. The family were religious Jews and his mother made ...