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Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken] (1922–2001), economist, university administrator, and public servant, was born on 14 March 1922 at 12 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh, the only son of William Wilson Alexander (1888–1930), lawyer, and his wife, Mary Logan Grahame, née Wilson (1888–1975), tailoress. He won a scholarship to ...

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Boyd, Zachary (1585–1653), Church of Scotland minister and university administrator, was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, of unknown parentage. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1601, and graduated MA from St Andrews in 1607. Perhaps encouraged by his cousin Robert Boyd of Trochrig he completed his education at the protestant ...

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Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator, was born on 11 December 1781 in a house in the Canongate, Jedburgh, second son and third of the six children of James Brewster (c.1735–1815), rector of Jedburgh grammar school, and his wife, ...

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Sir David Brewster (1781–1868) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Samuel Crowe Curran (1912–1998) by unknown photographer, 1969 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Curran, Sir Samuel Crowe [Sam] (1912–1998), physicist and university administrator, was born in Ballymena, co. Antrim, on 23 May 1912, the second of four sons of John Curran (1885–1959), a steelworks foreman, and his wife, Sarah Owens, née Crowe (1886–1968). His mother had gone to her ancestral home a few weeks before his birth so that he could be born in ...

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Hetherington, Sir Hector James Wright (1888–1965), university administrator, was born at Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, on 21 July 1888, the elder son of Thomas Hetherington who in 1889 moved to Tillicoultry where he ran a business as a pharmaceutical chemist and became a JP, and his wife, ...

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Sir Hector James Wright Hetherington (1888–1965) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Keir, Sir David Lindsay (1895–1973), historian and university administrator, was born on 22 May 1895 at Bellingham, Northumberland, the eldest in the family of two sons and three daughters of the Revd William Keir, Presbyterian minister, of Aberuthven, Perthshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Craig...

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Knox, Sir (Thomas) Malcolm (1900–1980), academic administrator and philosopher, was born on 28 November 1900 at Birkenhead, Cheshire, the elder son of James Knox (1871–1956), Congregational minister of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, and his wife, Isabella Russell Marshall. His parents were both of Scottish descent, and although he was educated in ...

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Murray, Keith Anderson Hope, Baron Murray of Newhaven (1903–1993), agricultural economist and university administrator, was born at 62 Great King Street, Edinburgh, on 28 July 1903, the third of five sons (there were no daughters) of Charles David Murray (1866–1936), judge of the ...

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Parry, Sir David Hughes (1893–1973), jurist and university administrator, was born on 3 January 1893 at Llanaelhaearn, Caernarvonshire, the eldest of three sons and of four children of John Parry JP, a farmer, and his wife, Anne Hughes, great-great-niece of Griffith Davies, the actuary. Childhood on a hill farm from which a living could be wrested only by unremitting labour left an indelible mark on him. The family and community in which he grew up were both Welsh-speaking and deeply religious; ...

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Sir David Hughes Parry (1893–1973) by Kyffin Williams, 1964 The University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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Parry, Sir Thomas (1904–1985), scholar of Welsh and academic administrator, was born at Brynawel, Carmel, Caernarvonshire, on 4 August 1904, the eldest of three children (all sons) of Richard Edwin Parry (1870–1942), a quarryman, and his wife Jane, née Williams (1877–1957), from Llangwnnadl...

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Stopford, John Sebastian Bach, Baron Stopford of Fallowfield (1888–1961), anatomist and university administrator, was born at Hindley Green, near Wigan, Lancashire, on 25 June 1888, the eldest of the three sons of Thomas Rinch Stopford, colliery engineer from Upholland, and his wife, Mary Tyrer...

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John Sebastian Bach Stopford, Baron Stopford of Fallowfield (1888–1961) by Walter Stoneman, 1955 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomson, David (1817–1880), physicist and university teacher, was born on 17 November 1817 in the Italian city state of Leghorn, the eldest son of David Thomson, a Scottish merchant based in that city. Thomson received a multilingual education and attended a M. Godin's boarding-school...