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Bowie, James Alexander (1888–1949), economist and educationist, was born at 42 Holburn Road, Aberdeen, on 30 November 1888, the fourth son of William Bowie, a foreman mason, and his wife, Jane Lumsden, who also had four daughters. He attended Central School, Aberdeen, as a pupil teacher and passed first in the king's scholarship for teachers in 1908. He subsequently read philosophy and economic science at ...

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Brown, Michael Barratt (1918–2015), economist, educationist, and political activist, was born on 15 March 1918 at Holland House, Woodbrooke, Selly Oak, Birmingham, the eldest of four children of Alfred Barratt Brown (1887–1947), educationist, and his wife (Doris) Eileen, née Cockshott (...

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Hague, Sir Douglas Chalmers (1926–2015), economist and educationist, was born on 20 October 1926 at 13 Rosecliffe Mount, Bramley, Leeds, the son of Laurence Hague (1895–1979), a clerk with the municipal education department, and his wife, Marion, née Chalmers (1896–1959...

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Hodgson, William Ballantyne (1815–1880), educationist and economist, the elder son of William Hodgson, printer, friend, and works manager of James Ballantyne (1772–1833), was born at 23 Gardner's Crescent, Edinburgh, on 6 October 1815. He had a brother and a half-sister on his mother's side. His father intended him for the law and, after attending ...

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West, Edwin George (1922–2001), economist and educationist, was born on 27 February 1922 at 5 Hall Street, Goldthorpe, Yorkshire, the son of Sidney West, cinema owner, and his wife, Jessie, née Fey. Later the family moved to Exeter, where West (known to friends and family as ...