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Bramall, Sir (Ernest) Ashley (1916–1999), politician and educationist, was born at 31 Brunswick Road, Hove, on 6 January 1916, the elder of two sons (the younger later became Field Marshal Lord Bramall) of Major Edmund Haselden Bramall (1889–1964) and his wife, Katharine Bridget Westby (1887–1984)...

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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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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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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...