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Burton, Sir Montague Maurice [formerly Meshe David Osinsky] (1885–1952), clothing manufacturer and retailer, was born on 15 August 1885 in the town of Kurkel, Kovno province, Russia (now Lithuania), the only son of Chaim Judah Osinsky (b. 1825), bookseller, and his wife, ...

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Sir Montague Maurice Burton (1885–1952) by unknown photographer © reserved; Manchester University Press; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cohen, Sir John Edward [Jack] [formerly Jacob Edward Kohen] (1898–1979), grocer and creator of Tesco stores, was born in the City of London on 6 October 1898, the fifth of six children and the second of three sons of Avroam Kohen, an immigrant Polish-Jewish tailor, and his first wife, ...

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Epstein, Brian Samuel (1934–1967), popular music entrepreneur and retailer, was born on 19 September 1934 at a private nursing home at 4 Rodney Street, Liverpool, the first of two children of Harold (Harry) Epstein (1901–1967) furniture retailer, and his wife, Malka (Queenie), née...

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Brian Samuel Epstein (1934–1967) by Robert Whitaker, 1964 © Robert Whitaker; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lewis [formerly Levy], David (1823–1885), department store owner, was born in London, the son of Wolfe Levy, a Jewish merchant. He had at least one brother, who emigrated to Australia in the 1840s. In 1839 Lewis went to Liverpool to work for ...

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Marks, Michael (1859–1907), retailer and chain store founder, was born in Slonim, Russia, in June 1859, the youngest child of Mordecai Marks, a tailor, and his wife, Rebecca. His mother died in childbirth and he was raised by his elder sister. The family lived in considerable poverty and social oppression, typical of so many Jewish communities in nineteenth-century ...

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Sir Leslie Porter (1920–2005) by Robin Laurance, 1978 © Robin Laurance / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Porter, Sir Leslie (1920–2005), businessman, was born Leslie Posament on 10 July 1920 at Streatham Manor, Leigham Avenue, Streatham, London, the youngest child in the family of two sons and one daughter of Henry Alfred Posament, later Porter (d. 1955), textile merchant, and his wife, ...

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Steinberg, Leonard, Baron Steinberg (1936–2009), bookmaker, was born on 1 August 1936 in Belfast, the second son in the family of three sons and one daughter of Jack Steinberg (1908–1955), optician and optical manufacturer, and his wife, Esther (1912–1968), daughter of Jacob Lazarus...