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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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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.

Doyle was educated by the Augustinians in ...

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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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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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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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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive

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Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...

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Horrabin, James Francis [Frank] (1884–1962), socialist educator and cartoonist, was born at 12 Cromwell Road, Peterborough, on 1 November 1884, the eldest son of James Woodhouse Horrabin (d. 1937), a commercial traveller and later cutler, from Sheffield, and his wife, Mary Pinney (...

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Jones, Morgan (1885–1939), educationist and politician, was born on 3 May 1885 at Rhos Cottages, Gelli-gaer, the fifth of seven children of Elias Jones (1853–1917), a collier, and his wife, Sarah Ann Evans (1857–1946), a domestic servant. Welsh-speaking, he was educated at elementary schools at ...

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James Luckcock (1761–1835) by unknown artist © Birmingham Museums Trust

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Luckcock, James (1761–1835), educational and political reformer, was born in Birmingham on 24 October 1761. He was educated at the Winson Green Academy near the town, before travelling to Paris to learn French. Upon his return he was apprenticed to Benjamin May, a ...

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Macnamara, Thomas James (1861–1931), educationist and politician, was born on 23 August 1861 at the barracks, Montreal, Canada, the son of Thomas Macnamara (d. 1899), soldier, and his wife, Elizabeth Harvey.

Following his father's posting to Exeter in 1869 Macnamara was enrolled first at the city's ...

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Thomas James Macnamara (1861–1931) by Walter Stoneman, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London