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Blaug, Mark (1927–2011), economist and historian of economics, was born Norbert Blauaug on 3 April 1927 in The Hague, Netherlands, the second son of Berl Blauaug (later Bernard Blaug), raincoat manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née Toeman. His father had Austro-Hungarian nationality and his mother was English. They were a Jewish family but ...

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Clapham, Sir John Harold (1873–1946), economic historian, was born at Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, on 13 September 1873, the younger son of John Clapham, jeweller and silversmith, and his second wife, Mary Jane, daughter of John Chambers, accountant, of Manchester. There were two sons and a daughter....

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E. S. P. Haynes

revised by J. F. M. Clark

Clodd, Edward (1840–1930), banker and popular anthropologist, was born at Queen Street, Margate, Kent, on 1 July 1840, the eldest child of Edward Clodd and his wife, Susan Parker. Of his six brothers and sisters four died in infancy and two did not survive childhood. His father was a ...

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Cunningham, William (1849–1919), economic historian and Church of England clergyman, was born on 29 December 1849 at 50 Queen Street, Edinburgh, the second of three children born to James Cunningham, a lawyer, and his second wife, Elizabeth Boyle Dunlop, youngest daughter of Alexander Dunlop...

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Hobson, John Atkinson (1858–1940), social theorist and economist, was born on 6 July 1858 at Iron Gate, Derby, the second son of William Hobson (1825–1897), founder, editor, and part proprietor of the Derbyshire Advertiser and twice mayor of Derby, and his wife, Josephine Atkinson...

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Hollond [née Tappan], Marjorie (1895–1977), economist and academic administrator, was born in New York city, USA, on 31 October 1895, the elder daughter of Herman Tappan of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Beatrice, née Haslitt. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania...

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revised by R. D. Collison Black

Ingram, John Kells (1823–1907), scholar and economist, born at the rectory of Temple Carne, near Pettigo, Donegal, on 7 July 1823, was the eldest son of William Ingram (1771–1829), then curate of the parish, and his wife, Elizabeth Cooke. Thomas Dunbar Ingram was his younger brother. The family was descended from Scottish Presbyterians who settled in ...

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Mill, John Stuart (1806–1873), philosopher, economist, and advocate of women's rights, was born on 20 May 1806 at 13 Rodney Street, Pentonville, London. He was the eldest of the nine children of the Scottish-born utilitarian philosopher and Benthamite reformer James Mill (1773–1836), and his wife, ...

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Noble, Sir Iain Andrew, third baronet (1935–2010), financier, entrepreneur, and promoter of the Gaelic language, was born Ian Andrew Noble in Berlin on 8 September 1935, the eldest son and eldest of three children of Sir Andrew Napier (Paddy) Noble, second baronet (1904–1987)...

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Nove [formerly Novakovsky], Alexander [Alec] (1915–1994), economist and historian, was born on 24 November 1915 in St Petersburg (then Petrograd), the only child of Russian Jewish parents. His father, Jacob Novakovsky (1875–1933), was a Social Democrat of Menshevik persuasion, his mother, Rachel ...

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Ogilvie, Sir Frederick Wolff (1893–1949), economist and college head, was born at Valparaíso, Chile, on 7 February 1893, the youngest son of William Maxwell Ogilvie, an engineer, and his wife, Mary Ann Wolff. The Ogilvies were Scots from Dundee. Ogilvie was educated at ...

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Power [married name Postan], Eileen Edna Le Poer (1889–1940), economic historian, was born at home at Parkdale, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, on 9 January 1889, the eldest of three daughters of Philip Ernest Le Poer Power (1860–1946), stockbroker, and his wife, Mabel Grindlay Clegg (1866–1903)...

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Rowntree, (Benjamin) Seebohm (1871–1954), sociologist and businessman, was born at Bootham, St Olave Marygate, York, on 7 July 1871, the second son of Joseph Rowntree (1836–1925), who then described himself as a master grocer but later became a successful cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, and his second wife, ...

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Schreiber [née Bertie; other married name Guest], Lady Charlotte Elizabeth (1812–1895), translator, businesswoman, and collector, eldest child of Albemarle Bertie, ninth earl of Lindsey (1744–1818), former army general and tory MP for Stamford, and his second wife, Charlotte Susanna Elizabeth, née Layard (1780–1858)...

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Seebohm, Frederic (1833–1912), historian and banker, was born at Hillside House, Bradford, on 23 November 1833. His father was Benjamin Seebohm (1798–1871), a wool merchant and a prominent and active minister of the Society of Friends, who had come to Bradford from Friedensthal...

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Smith, Adam (bap. 1723, d. 1790), moral philosopher and political economist, was baptized on 5 June 1723 at Kirkcaldy, a small port on the Forth. His father, also Adam Smith (1679–1723), was private secretary to the third earl of Loudoun, later becoming writer to the signet and a local ...

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Smith, Brian Abel- (1926–1996), economist and social policy analyst, was born on 6 November 1926 at 24 Kensington Court Gardens, London, the younger son of Brigadier-General Lionel Abel Abel-Smith (1870–1946), officer in the Royal Artillery, and his wife, Genevieve Lilac, née Walsh, daughter of ...

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Smith, Sir Roland (1928–2003), marketing scholar and businessman, was born on 1 October 1928 at 226 Palmerston Street, Beswick, Manchester, the son of Joshua Smith, police sergeant, and his wife, Hannah, née Hamblet. His father, originally from Bolton, had been a miner before joining the police. ...

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Wilson, Eleanora Mary Carus- (1897–1977), economic historian, was born in Montreal, Canada, on 27 December 1897, the only daughter and younger child of Charles Ashley Carus-Wilson (1860–1942), then professor of civil engineering at McGill University, Montreal, and his wife, Mary Louisa Georgina (...

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Wootton [née Adam], Barbara Frances, Baroness Wootton of Abinger (1897–1988), economist and social scientist, was born on 14 April 1897 in Cambridge, the only daughter and youngest of three children of James Adam (1860–1907), tutor at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and his wife, ...