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Coates, Sir William Henry (1882–1963), civil servant and businessman, was born on 31 May 1882 at Runcorn, Cheshire, the second son of T. Mallalieu Coates, a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and his wife, Esther, née Tough. Coates, who was known to his close colleagues as ...


Derek George Rayner, Baron Rayner (1926–1998) by Peter Dunne, 1983 © News International Newspapers Ltd


Rayner, Derek George, Baron Rayner (1926–1998), businessman and civil servant, was born at 47 Waterloo Road, Norwich, on 30 March 1926, the son of George William Rayner, a shoe finisher, and his wife, Hilda Jane, née Rant. He had a comfortable upbringing and was educated at the ...


Zulueta, Sir Philip Francis de (1925–1989), civil servant and businessman, was born in Oxford on 2 January 1925, the only child of Francis (Francisco Maria José) de Zulueta (1878–1958), regius professor of civil law and fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and his wife, ...