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William Sproston Caine (1842–1903) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Caine, William Sproston (1842–1903), politician and temperance advocate, born at Egremont, Wallasey, Cheshire, on 26 March 1842, was the eldest surviving son of Nathaniel Caine JP (d. 1877), metal merchant, and his wife, Hannah (d. 1861), daughter of William Rushton of ...

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Jones [later Leif-Jones], Leifchild Stratten, Baron Rhayader (1862–1939), temperance advocate and politician, was born at 44 Albert Street, Regent's Park, London, on 16 January 1862. The fourth son of Thomas Jones (known as Jones Treforris) of Morriston, Glamorgan (1819–1882), a Congregational minister who served as president of the Congregational unions in ...

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Sir Wilfrid Lawson, second baronet (1829–1906) by Lock & Whitfield, pubd 1882 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lawson, Sir Wilfrid, second baronet (1829–1906), politician and temperance campaigner, born on 4 September 1829 at his father's house, Brayton, near Carlisle, was the eldest son in a family of four sons and four daughters of Sir Wilfrid Lawson, first baronet (1795–1867), and his wife, ...

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Mackenzie, William Forbes (1807–1862), politician and temperance reformer, born on 18 April 1807 at Portmore, Peeblesshire, was the third and eldest surviving son of Colin Mackenzie, writer to the signet in Edinburgh, deputy keeper of the signet, and a friend of Sir Walter Scott...

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McGovern, John (1887–1968), politician and moral re-armament campaigner, was born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, on 13 December 1887, one of six children of Thomas McGovern, steel smelter, and his wife, Agnes McInally, a textile mill worker. In 1895 the family moved to Shettleston, a mining community that was later incorporated into ...

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John McGovern (1887–1968) by Lafayette, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Scrymgeour, Edwin (1866–1947), prohibitionist and politician, was born on 28 July 1866 at 25 Nethergate, Dundee, the fifth of the eight children of James Scrymgeour (1821–1887), temperance and charity worker, and his wife, Jeanette (1837–1925), daughter of David Calman, superintendent of the graving dock in ...