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Birk [née Wilson], Alma Lillian, Baroness Birk (1917–1996), politician and journalist, was born on 22 September 1917 at 10 Belgrave Place, Brighton, the daughter of Barnett Wilson (formerly Woolfson) of Stamford Hill, London, and his wife, Alice, née Tosh. Her father ran a successful greeting-card company, and she enjoyed a comfortable upbringing. She was educated at ...

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Marks, Harry Hananel (1855–1916), journalist, newspaper proprietor, and politician, was born on 9 April 1855 in London, the fifth of six children of David Woolf Marks (1811–1909), eminent Hebrew scholar and chief rabbi of the West London Synagogue, and his wife, Cecilia (...