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Fleck, Alexander, Baron Fleck (1889–1968), chemist and industrialist, was born in Glasgow on 11 November 1889, the only son of Robert Fleck, coal merchant, and his wife, Agnes Hendry, daughter of James Duncan, coal clerk. He was educated at Saltcoats public school and ...

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Hope, Sir James, of Hopetoun, appointed Lord Hopetoun under the protectorate (1614–1661), industrialist and political radical, was born on 4 July 1614, the youngest of six sons (of whom four survived to adulthood) of Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, lord advocate (1573–1646), and ...

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MacGregor, Sir Ian Kinloch (1912–1998), metallurgical engineer and industrialist, was born on 21 September 1912 at The Bungalow, Kinlochleven, Argyll, the third son of Daniel MacGregor, a works accountant, and his wife, Grace Alexanderina, née Fraser Maclean, a schoolteacher. His parents were leading lights in the ...

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Stuart, John Crichton-, second marquess of Bute (1793–1848), landowner and industrialist, was born on 10 August 1793 at Dumfries House, Ayrshire, the eldest son (there were no daughters) of John Stuart, Viscount Mountstuart (1767–1794), of Mountstuart House, Isle of Bute, and his wife, ...

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Wilkinson, John (1728–1808), ironmaster and industrialist, was born in Clifton, Cumberland, the eldest son of Isaac Wilkinson (bap. 1695, d. 1784), ironmaster, and his wife, Mary Johnson (d. 1786); William Wilkinson was his brother. In the 1720s Isaac Wilkinson was iron-founder at ...

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Wolfe, William Cuthbertson [Billy] (1924–2010), chartered accountant, manufacturer, and politician, was born on 22 February 1924 at The Elms, Bathgate, West Lothian, the second son of Major Thomas (Tom) Wolfe (1887–1957), shovel manufacturer, and his wife, Catherine Jane (Katie), née Cuthbertson (1893–1981). He was educated at ...