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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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Bryant [née Willock], Sophie (1850–1922), educationist and suffragist, was born in Sandymount, near Dublin, on 15 February 1850, the third of the six children of the Revd William Alexander Willock, fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, mathematician, and his wife, daughter of J. P. Morris...

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Colman, Grace Mary (1892–1971), educationist and politician, was born at 7 Dorlcote Road, Wandsworth, London, on 30 April 1892, the daughter of Frederick Selincourt Colman (1857–1917), vicar of Earlsfield and later a canon of Worcester Cathedral, and his wife, Constance Mary Hawkings. Grace's...

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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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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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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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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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Magnus, Sir Philip, first baronet (1842–1933), educationist and politician, was born on 7 October 1842 at 160 High Holborn, London, the second of the five children of Jacob Magnus (1805–1888), a tailor and later a wine merchant, and his wife, Caroline Barnett (1808/9–1894)...

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Manning [née Perrett], Dame (Elizabeth) Leah (1886–1977), educationist and politician, was born on 14 April 1886 at Burrish Street, Droitwich, the eldest of twelve children of Charles William Perrett and his wife, Harriet Margaret Tappin, both officers in the Salvation Army. Her mother had been a teacher and her father worked for a time in the family timber business. After her parents emigrated to ...

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Marriott, Sir John Arthur Ransome (1859–1945), educationist and politician, was born at Bowdon, Cheshire, on 17 August 1859, the eldest son of Francis Marriott (1830?–1871), a solicitor in Manchester, and his wife, Elizabeth (1835?–1895), second daughter of Joseph Atkinson Ransome, surgeon to the ...

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McMillan, Margaret (1860–1931), socialist propagandist and educationist, was born on 19 July 1860 at Throgg's Neck, Westchester county, New York, the second of the three daughters of James McMillan (c.1830–1865), landscape gardener and estate manager, and his wife, Jane (d...

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Murray, John (1879–1964), educationist and politician, was born on 28 February 1879 at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the eldest son of Francis Robert Murray, fish curer, and his wife, Isabella Watt. He was educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. In 1896 he entered the University of Aberdeen...

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Parkin, Sir George Robert (1846–1922), educationist and imperialist, was born on 8 February 1846 on a farm near Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada, the youngest of the thirteen children of John Parkin, a Yorkshire farmer who emigrated in 1817, and his wife, Elizabeth McLean...

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Shuttleworth, Sir James Phillips Kay-, first baronet (1804–1877), civil servant and educationist, was born James Phillips Kay on 20 July 1804 in Rochdale, Lancashire, the eldest of the six children of Robert Kay (1768-1834), cotton merchant, and his wife, Hannah née Phillips (1780-1835)...

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Struthers, Sir John (1857–1925), educationist and civil servant, was born in Adelphi Street, Glasgow, on 19 January 1857, the eldest son of Robert Struthers, provision merchant, and his wife, Agnes Muir. He was one of a large family, and was practically adopted and brought up by his father's sister in ...

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Wallas, Graham (1858–1932), political psychologist and educationist, was born at Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, on 31 May 1858, the fifth child and elder son of Gilbert Innes Wallas and his wife, Frances Talbot Peacock. Katharine Talbot Wallas was his sister. Another sister, Mary Talbot Wallas...

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Wallas, Katharine Talbot (1864–1944), educationist and local government official, was born at the vicarage in Barnstaple, north Devon, on 11 April 1864, the eldest daughter of the Revd Gilbert Innes Wallas (1820–1890) and his wife, Frances Talbot Peacock. She had one brother, Graham Wallas...

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Wolfenden, John Frederick [Jack], Baron Wolfenden (1906–1985), educationist and public servant, was born on 26 June 1906 in Swindon, Wiltshire. Jack, as he was known throughout his life, was the first-born child of George Wolfenden (d. 1962) and his wife, Emily, née...

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Zimmern, Alice Louisa Theodora (1855–1939), educationist and suffragist, was born on 22 September 1855 at Postern Street, Nottingham, the youngest of three daughters of Hermann Theodor Zimmern, a German Jewish immigrant with scholarly interests who was in business as a lace merchant, and his wife, ...