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Baillieu, Clive Latham, first Baron Baillieu (1889–1967), businessman and mining financier, was born at Melbourne, Australia, on 24 September 1889, the eldest son of William Lawrence Baillieu (1859–1936) and his wife, Bertha Martha Latham (1865–1925). He was educated at Melbourne Church of England grammar school...

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Bolton, John Eveleigh (1920–2003), industrialist and promoter of management education, was born on 17 October 1920 at 108 Dartmouth Street, West Bromwich, the second of three children of Ernest Bolton (1883–1933), a railway district goods manager's clerk, later a railway manager, and his wife, ...

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Gladstone, Henry Neville, Baron Gladstone of Hawarden (1852–1935), businessman and financier, was born on 2 April 1852 at 6 Carlton Gardens, London, the third son and seventh child of William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898), the prime minister, and his wife, Catherine Gladstone, née Glynne (1812–1900)...

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Kissin, Harry Aaron, Baron Kissin (1912–1997), businessman and financier, was born on 23 August 1912 in Danzig, Germany, the son of Russian Jewish parents, Israel Kissin, grain merchant, and his wife, Reusi, née Model. He was brought up in Danzig and studied law at ...

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Langley, Francis (1548–1602), businessman and moneylender, was born near Althorpe, Lincolnshire, one of the seven children of Thomas Langley, a tenant farmer, and his wife, Agnes. Orphaned at the age of eight, Francis and his younger brother Thomas were brought up by their uncle ...

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Sir Iain Andrew Noble, third baronet (1935–2010) by unknown photographer image courtesy of Electric Scotland

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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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Sir Edward Wilshaw (1879–1968) by Bassano, 1935 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilshaw, Sir Edward (1879–1968), company manager and financier, was born on 3 June 1879 at Limehouse, London, the elder son of William George Wilshaw, a clerk with Fletcher's Dry Dock, and later its chairman and managing director, and his wife, Amelia Sewell.

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