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Benn, John Meriton (1908–1992), educationist and civil servant, was born on 16 July 1908 at 231 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, the third of the five children of Ernest Benn (1871–1935), leather merchant, and his wife, (Emily) Louise, née Hey (1879–1957). John Benn was educated at ...

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Holmes, Sir Maurice Gerald (1885–1964), civil servant and educationist, was born on 14 June 1885, the son of Edmond Gore Alexander Holmes (1850–1936), chief inspector of elementary schools for England, and his wife, Florence Mary (d. 1927), eldest daughter of Captain P. M. Syme RA...

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Kogan, Maurice (1930–2007), civil servant and scholar of education and public policy, was born Maurice Cohen on 10 April 1930 at 48 Stephens Road, West Ham, London. He and his identical twin, Philip, were the youngest of five boys and one girl of ...

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Roseveare, Sir Martin Pearson (1898–1985), educationist and civil servant, was born on 24 April 1898 in the village of Great Snoring near Walsingham in Norfolk. Roseveare is a common Cornish name but the family, or at least his branch of it, were scattered about the country by absorption into the Victorian professional classes. He was a son of the rectory and lived his life securely in that class. The rectory was a living in the hands of ...

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Sir James Phillips Kay- Shuttleworth, first baronet (1804–1877) by unknown engraver, pubd 1877 (after C. A. Duval) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Shuttleworth, Sir James Phillips Kay-, first baronet (1804–1877), civil servant and educationist, was born James Phillips Kay on 20 July 1804 in Rochdale, Lancashire, the eldest of the six children of Robert Kay (1768-1834), cotton merchant, and his wife, Hannah née Phillips (1780-1835)...

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Sir John Struthers (1857–1925) by Maurice Greiffenhagen, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Struthers, Sir John (1857–1925), educationist and civil servant, was born in Adelphi Street, Glasgow, on 19 January 1857, the eldest son of Robert Struthers, provision merchant, and his wife, Agnes Muir. He was one of a large family, and was practically adopted and brought up by his father's sister in ...

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Tufnell, Edward Carleton (1806–1886), civil servant and educationist, was born on 27 October 1806 at Marylebone, Middlesex, the younger son in the family of two sons and one daughter of William Tufnell (1769–1809) and his wife, Mary (d. 1829), daughter of Thomas Carleton...

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Wood, Sir Robert Stanford (1886–1963), civil servant and educationist, was born in Islington, London, on 5 July 1886, the younger son of the Revd John Roskruge Wood, Baptist minister, and his wife, Frances Ann Wren. He was educated at the City of London School...