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Bagehot, Walter (1826–1877), political commentator, economist, and journalist, was born on 3 February 1826 at Langport, Somerset, the second son of Thomas Watson Bagehot (1795–1881), banker, and Edith Stuckey (1786–1870), a niece of Samuel Stuckey, founder in 1772 of Stuckey's Bank, which issued its own banknotes and enjoyed considerable prominence and respect in the west country. The first born, ...

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Walter Bagehot (1826–1877) by Norman Hirst, pubd 1891 (after Adolphe Beau, 1864) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clark, Sir Thomas Fife (1907–1985), journalist and public relations expert, was born at 37 Grange Road, Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire, on 29 May 1907, the son of Thomas Fife Clark, journalist, and his wife, Jane Nevison. On leaving Middlesbrough high school at the age of seventeen he became a journalist with the chain of provincial newspapers owned by the ...

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Hubert Kinsman Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998) by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998), journalist and publishing executive, was born at 118 Lisvane Street, Cardiff, on 28 August 1913, the youngest son in the family of three sons and one daughter of William Christopher Cudlipp, commercial traveller for a provision merchant, and his wife, ...

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Head, Alice Maud (1886–1981), journalist and businesswoman, was born on 3 May 1886 at 138 High Street, Notting Hill, London, the younger daughter of Frank Dearden Head, a builder, and his wife, Ada Cove, a schoolteacher. After attending school in Acton she was sent to the ...

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Robinson, David (1787–1849), journalist and economist, was born at Garton on the Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire on 22 July 1787, the son of George Robinson and his wife, Ann, née Taylor. He spent his adult life in London. He was educated for a career in business, but began to write occasionally in local newspapers. From 1821, by what he later described as an 'accident', writing became his sole employment for the next fifteen years. All his work was published anonymously or pseudonymously, and half of it at most can be identified....

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Ward [married name Jackson], Barbara Mary, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth (1914–1981), journalist and economist, was born on 23 May 1914 in Malton Road, Heworth, Yorkshire, the second child and only daughter of Walter Ward, a solicitor, and his wife, Teresa Mary Burge...

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Barbara Mary Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth (1914–1981) by Rodrigo Moynihan © Foundation Rodrigo Moynihan / private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London