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Abrahams, Sir Lionel Barnett (1869–1919), economist and civil servant, was born in London on 9 December 1869, the only son of Mordecai Abrahams, secretary to the Initiation Society. Educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner between 1892 and 1896 and won the Arnold historical essay prize in 1894, he headed the ...

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Bonar, James (1852–1941), civil servant and economist, was born in the manse at Collace, Perthshire, on 27 September 1852, the elder son and second of the six children of the Revd Andrew Alexander Bonar (1810–1892), a Free Church minister, after whom the politician ...

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Chapman, Sir Sydney John (1871–1951), economist and civil servant, was born on 20 April 1871 in Staithe Street, Wells, Norfolk, the second son of David Chapman, a merchant who later became a mortgage and estate agent, and his wife, Maria Wells. David Leonard Chapman...

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Fleming, (John) Marcus (1911–1976), economist and civil servant, was born on 13 March 1911 at Knockville, Balbardie Road, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, the only child of John Fleming (1866–1962), shoemaker and owner of a shoe shop, and his wife, Helen McNeill McDonald (1884–1963). He was educated at ...

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Flux, Sir Alfred William (1867–1942), economist, statistician, and civil servant, was born in Portsmouth on 8 April 1867, the only son of John Flux, a journeyman cement maker, and his wife, Emily, daughter of Alfred Prince, dairy farmer, of Newport, Isle of Wight...

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Higgs, Henry (1864–1940), civil servant and economist, was born at 17 Fore Street, Torpoint, Antony, Cornwall, on 4 March 1864, the eleventh of thirteen children of Samuel Nicholas Higgs, master butcher, and his wife, Ann Pugh. His humble origins influenced his career choice, for he had to attain sufficient financial security to sustain his parents in their old age. He took full advantage of the meritocratic opportunities offered by a newly reformed ...

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Sir (George) Donald Alastair MacDougall (1912–2004) by unknown photographer, 1983 © Photoshot

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MacDougall, Sir (George) Donald Alastair (1912–2004), economist and civil servant, was born at 5 First Avenue, Glasgow, on 26 October 1912, the younger son of Daniel Douglas MacDougall (d. 1929), china merchant, and his wife, Beatrice Amy, née Miller (d. 1954)...

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Maizels, Alfred [Alf] (1917–2006), economist, civil servant, and international civil servant, was born on 17 January 1917 at 100 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London, the third son of Israel Maizels, a master tailor who had immigrated from Poland in 1905, and his wife, Rebecca, ...

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Sir Louis Mallet (1823–1890) by unknown photographer The British Library

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Mallet, Sir Louis (1823–1890), civil servant and economist, was born on 16 March 1823 in Hampstead, Middlesex, the second son of John Lewis Mallet (b. 1775) and his second wife, Frances (d. 1851), sister of John Herman Merivale of Barton Place, Exeter...

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Herman Merivale (1806–1874) by unknown engraver, pubd 1874 (after Dickinson) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Merivale, Herman (1806–1874), civil servant and economist, was born on 8 November 1806 at Cockwood House, Dawlish, Devon, the eldest of twelve children of John Herman Merivale (1779–1844), commissioner in bankruptcy, and his wife, Louisa Heath (1787–1873), daughter of the Revd Dr Joseph Drury...

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Ross, Sir Frederick William Leith- (1887–1968), civil servant and authority on international finance, was born in Mauritius on 4 February 1887, the younger son of Frederick William Arbuthnot Leith-Ross (1847–1919) of the Oriental Bank in Mauritius, and his wife, Sina van Houten (...

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Schloss, David Frederick (1850–1912), economist and civil servant, was born in West Derby, Lancashire, on 5 April 1850, the first son of Sigismund Schloss, merchant, of West Derby, and his wife, Rebecca Mocatta. He was educated at Manchester grammar school before matriculating at ...

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Thornton, William Thomas (1813–1880), economist and civil servant, born at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, on 14 February 1813, was the youngest son of the merchant Thomas Thornton (bap. 1767?, d. 1814) and his wife, Sophie Zohrab, daughter of a Greek merchant. Having been educated at the Moravian settlement at ...