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Baxter, Robert Dudley (1827–1875), political writer and statistician, was born on 3 February 1827 at Doncaster, the son of Robert Baxter, of Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, and of the firm of Baxter & Co., parliamentary lawyers, of Westminster. He was a collateral descendant of ...

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Boreham, Sir (Arthur) John (1925–1994), statistician and civil servant, was born on 30 July 1925 at Noddon, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey, the second surviving son of the Ven. Frederick Boreham (1888–1966), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Caroline Mildred, née Slater (1890–1943)...

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Cleland, James (1770–1840), statistician and civic administrator, was born in Glasgow on 28 January 1770 and spent his early career as a cabinet-maker in his father's firm. He was educated at the high school in Glasgow, and completed his training in London in the late 1780s. In 1791 he returned to ...

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Fletcher, Joseph (1813–1852), statistician and school inspector, was the third son of George Fletcher, of Rennes, France. Little is known of his background and early life, except that he was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1838 and called to the bar on 7 May 1841. As with contemporaries such as ...

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Flux, Sir Alfred William (1867–1942), economist, statistician, and civil servant, was born in Portsmouth on 8 April 1867, the only son of John Flux, a journeyman cement maker, and his wife, Emily, daughter of Alfred Prince, dairy farmer, of Newport, Isle of Wight...

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Hibbert, Sir Jack (1932–2005), statistician and civil servant, was born at the Huddersfield Municipal Maternity Home, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, on 14 February 1932, the only child of William Collier Hibbert, a grocery branch manager, later master baker, and his wife, Ivy Annie, née Wigglesworth...

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Levi, Leone (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician, was born on 6 June 1821 in Ancona, later part of the kingdom of Italy. He came from a middle-class Jewish family. His father, Isaac, and his elder brother were both merchants. Leone received a practical, commercial education and began working for his brother at the age of fifteen. He travelled to ...

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Leone Levi (1821–1888) by Elliott & Fry, 1873 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Playfair, William (1759–1823), inventor of statistical graphs and writer on political economy, was born on 22 September 1759 at the manse, Liff, near Dundee, the fifth of eight children of the Revd James Playfair (1712–1772), of the parish of Liff and Benvie, and ...

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Porter, George Richardson (1792–1852), civil servant and statistician, was born in London, the son of a merchant. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London, he traded from 1813 in sugar and wine from various London addresses. About 1820 he married Sarah, daughter of Abraham Ricardo...

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George Richardson Porter (1792–1852) by unknown engraver, pubd 1846 [detail] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rickman, John (1771–1840), statistician and civil servant, was born on 22 August 1771, the only son of Thomas Rickman, vicar of Newburn, Northumberland. He was educated at Guildford grammar school (1781–5), matriculated from Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1788, migrated to Lincoln College, and graduated BA in 1792. ...

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John Rickman (1771–1840) by Samuel Bellin, pubd 1843 (after Samuel Lane, c. 1831) © National Portrait Gallery, London