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Baines, Sir Edward (1800–1890), journalist, politician, and educationist, was born in Leeds on 28 May 1800, the second son of Edward Baines (1774–1848), editor of the Leeds Mercury, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Matthew Talbot, a Leeds currier. Matthew Talbot Baines and ...

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Benn, John Meriton (1908–1992), educationist and civil servant, was born on 16 July 1908 at 231 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, the third of the five children of Ernest Benn (1871–1935), leather merchant, and his wife, (Emily) Louise, née Hey (1879–1957). John Benn was educated at ...

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Bethune, John Elliot Drinkwater (1801–1851), administrator in India and educationist, elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Drinkwater, later Drinkwater Bethune (1762–1844), and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of Charles Congalton of Congalton, Edinburghshire, was born at Ealing, Middlesex. He was educated at Westminster School and ...

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Braithwaite, Eustace Edward Adolph Ricardo [known as E. R. Braithwaite] (1912–2016), author, educationist, and diplomatist, was born on 27 June 1912 in Queenstown, British Guiana, one of five children of Charles Edwardo Braithwaite, mining engineer and gold and diamond dealer, and his wife ...

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E.R. Braithwaite (1912–2016), by unknown photographer, 1959

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Sir (Ernest) Ashley Bramall (1916–1999) by unknown photographer, 1967 Getty Images

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Bramall, Sir (Ernest) Ashley (1916–1999), politician and educationist, was born at 31 Brunswick Road, Hove, on 6 January 1916, the elder of two sons (the younger later became Field Marshal Lord Bramall) of Major Edmund Haselden Bramall (1889–1964) and his wife, Katharine Bridget Westby (1887–1984)...

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Brown, Michael Barratt (1918–2015), economist, educationist, and political activist, was born on 15 March 1918 at Holland House, Woodbrooke, Selly Oak, Birmingham, the eldest of four children of Alfred Barratt Brown (1887–1947), educationist, and his wife (Doris) Eileen, née Cockshott (...

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Bruce, William Napier (1858–1936), civil servant and educationist, was born at Duffryn, Aberdare, Glamorgan, on 15 January 1858, the third child and elder son in the family of seven daughters and two sons of the barrister and Liberal politician, Henry Austin Bruce, later first baron Aberdare...

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Cassels, Sir John Seton (1928–2016), civil servant and educationalist, was born on 10 October 1928 in Singapore, the third and youngest son of Alistair Macdonald Cassels (1885–1931), a banker with the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and Canada, and his wife, ...

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Cecil, Hugh Richard Heathcote Gascoyne-, Baron Quickswood (1869–1956), politician and educationist, was born at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, on 14 October 1869, the fifth and youngest son of Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, third marquess of Salisbury (1830–1903), and his wife, Georgina Caroline Alderson (...

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Doyle, James Warren (1786–1834), Roman Catholic bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, political controversialist, and educationist, was born in September 1786 in New Ross, co. Wexford, the last of four children of James Doyle, a farmer, and his second wife, Anne Warren.

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Ede, James Chuter Chuter-, Baron Chuter-Ede (1882–1965), politician and educationist, was born on 11 September 1882 at Epsom, Surrey, the son of James Ede, a grocer, and his wife, Agnes Mary Chuter. He had one sister. In common with many lower-middle-class shopkeepers in the late Victorian period, ...

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James Chuter Chuter- Ede, Baron Chuter-Ede (1882–1965) by Howard Coster, 1945 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edwards, Sir Ifan ab Owen (1895–1970), educationist and founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, was born on 25 July 1895 at Tremaran, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth, the second of the three children (the eldest died in infancy) of Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858–1920) and his wife, ...

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Garnett, (James Clerk) Maxwell (1880–1958), educationist and peace campaigner, was born at Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, on 13 October 1880, the eldest of the five children of William Garnett (1850–1932), physicist and educationist, and his wife, Rebecca Samways (1853–1945). The career of Maxwell Garnett...

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(James Clerk) Maxwell Garnett (1880–1958) by Karl Pollak, c. 1948 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928), politician, educationist, and lord chancellor, was born at 17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 30 July 1856. He was the second son (but first surviving infancy) of Robert Haldane (1805–1877), writer to the signet and a Baptist, and his second wife, ...

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Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928) by Lafayette, 1906 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Holmes, Sir Maurice Gerald (1885–1964), civil servant and educationist, was born on 14 June 1885, the son of Edmond Gore Alexander Holmes (1850–1936), chief inspector of elementary schools for England, and his wife, Florence Mary (d. 1927), eldest daughter of Captain P. M. Syme RA...