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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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Maxwell, Arthur Terence (1905–1991), banker and company director, was born at Rosslyn, Hammers Lane, Mill Hill, near Hendon, Middlesex, on 19 January 1905, the only son, in a family of one son and one daughter, of Brigadier-General Sir Arthur Maxwell (1875–1935), banker and company director, of ...

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Powles, John Diston (1787–1867), company promoter and speculator, was born in Helsingor, Denmark, on 16 December 1787, the eldest of the nine sons of Richard Powles (1763–1807), an artist who worked in Lowestoft and also in Denmark before becoming a merchant in London...

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Tuke, Sir Anthony Favill (1920–2001), banker and businessman, was born on 22 August 1920 at Norcott Court, Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the eldest of the three sons of Anthony William Tuke (1897–1975), banker, and his wife, (Agnes) Edna, née Gannaway (d. 1966). Tuke's...

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Sir Anthony Favill Tuke (1920–2001) by Rex Coleman for Baron Studios, 1972? © reserved; Barclays Bank

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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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