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Aitken, William Maxwell, first Baron Beaverbrook (1879–1964), newspaper proprietor and politician, was born on 25 May 1879 at the manse, Vaughan, Maple, Ontario, Canada. He was the third son and fifth member of a family of ten children, whose father, William Cuthbert Aitken (1834–1913)...

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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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Baines, Edward (1774–1848), newspaper proprietor, politician, and historian, was born at Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, Lancashire, on 5 February 1774, the second son of Richard Baines (d. 1811) and his wife, Jane (née Chew). Richard Baines, who was born near Ripon and came from a farming family, had moved to ...

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Bowles, Thomas Gibson (1842–1922), politician and newspaper proprietor, was born on 15 January 1842, the illegitimate son of Thomas Milner-Gibson (1806–1884) and Susan Bowles, of whom nothing else is known. His father's wife, Susanna, made him welcome with his eight stepbrothers and -sisters. He was educated at ...

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Cameron, Sir Charles, first baronet (1841–1924), politician and newspaper proprietor, was born in Dublin on 18 December 1841, the eldest son of John Cameron (1804–1873), a newspaper proprietor of Glasgow and Dublin, and his wife, Ellen (d. 1846), daughter of Alexander Galloway...

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Gray, Edmund Dwyer (1845–1888), newspaper proprietor and politician, second son of the Irish nationalist Sir John Gray (1816–1875) and Anna, daughter of James Dwyer, was born in Dublin on 29 December 1845. After his education Gray joined in the management of his father's newspaper, the ...

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Newnes, Sir George, first baronet (1851–1910), newspaper proprietor and politician, born on 13 March 1851 at Glenorchy House, Matlock, was the youngest of the six children of the Revd Thomas Mold Newnes (d. 1883), Congregational minister, and his wife, Sarah (d...

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Walter, John (1818–1894), newspaper proprietor and politician, was born on 8 October 1818 at Printing House Square, London, the eldest son of John Walter (1776–1847) of Printing House Square and his second wife, Mary, née Smithe, of Eastling, Kent. Sir Edward Walter was his brother. He was educated at ...

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Walter, John (1776–1847), newspaper proprietor and politician, was born at Battersea on 23 February 1776, the second son of John Walter (1739?–1812), printer and founder of The Times, and Frances Landen. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, and at fourteen was apprenticed to ...