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Astor, Waldorf, second Viscount Astor (1879–1952), politician and newspaper proprietor, was born in New York city on 19 May 1879, the elder son in the family of two sons and one daughter of William Waldorf Astor (1848–1919) and his wife, Mary (Mamie) Dahlgren Paul (...

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Waldorf Astor, second Viscount Astor (1879–1952) by Philip A. de Laszlo The de László Foundation / Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Booth, Paul Henry Gore-, Baron Gore-Booth of Maltby (1909–1984), diplomatist, was born on 3 February 1909 at Doncaster, Yorkshire, the elder son of Mordaunt Gore-Booth (1878–1958), of 37 Hall Gate, Doncaster, second son of Sir Henry Gore-Booth, fifth baronet, and manager of the ...

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Cazalet, Victor Alexander (1896–1943), politician, was born at 4 Whitehall Gardens, London, on 27 December 1896, the second of the three sons of William Marshall Cazalet (1865–1932) of Fairlawne, Tonbridge, Kent, and his wife, Maud Lucia (d. 1952), daughter of Sir John Heron-Maxwell, ...

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Champion, Henry Hyde (1859–1928), socialist and journalist, was born on 22 January 1859 in Poona, India, the son of Major-General James Hyde Champion and his wife, Henrietta Susan, née Urquhart. He was sent to England to be educated at Marlborough College before entering the ...

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Duncan, Patrick Baker (1918–1967), politician in South Africa, was born on 29 June 1918 at Moot House, Park Town, Johannesburg, the eldest of the four children of Sir Patrick Duncan (1870–1943), politician and governor-general of South Africa, and his wife, Alice Dora Amanda, ...

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Firebrace, Sir Aylmer Newton George (1886–1972), fire officer, was born on 17 June 1886 at 9 Cromwell Houses, Southsea, Hampshire, the son of George Firebrace, a major and later lieutenant-colonel, Royal Artillery, and his wife, Agnes Adela Porter. His principal education was in the ...

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Fisher, Sir Antony George Anson (1915–1988), entrepreneur and founder of think-tanks, was born at 23 Launceston Place, Kensington, London, on 28 June 1915, the elder son of George Kenneth Thompson Fisher (1879–1917), civil servant and army officer, and his wife, Janet Katherine Mary...

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Kerr, Philip Henry, eleventh marquess of Lothian (1882–1940), writer and politician, was born in London on 18 April 1882, the eldest of five surviving children (an elder sister, b. 1880, died in infancy) of Lord Ralph Drury Kerr (1837–1916), army officer, and his wife, ...

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Philip Henry Kerr, eleventh marquess of Lothian (1882–1940) by Howard Coster, 1935 © National Portrait Gallery, London