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Martin, Hugh (1890–1964), ecumenical student leader and publisher, was born on 7 April 1890 in Glasgow, the son of the Revd Thomas Henry Martin, minister of the Adelaide Place Baptist Church, Glasgow, for thirty years and his wife, Clara Thorpe. His early initiation into the spirit of the ecumenical movement came in 1910 when he was a 'student observer' at the World Missionary Conference in ...

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Pitman, Sir (Isaac) James (1901–1985), educationist and publisher, was born in London on 14 August 1901, the eldest in the family of four sons and two daughters of Ernest Pitman, businessman, and his wife, Frances Isabel Butler, and grandson of Sir Isaac Pitman...

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Williams, Sir William Emrys (1896–1977), educationist and publisher, was born at 16 Raglan Street, south Manchester, on 5 October 1896, the only son and second of the four children (of whom the two youngest died in childhood) of Thomas Owen Williams, a journeyman joiner, and his wife, ...

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Sir William Emrys Williams (1896–1977) by Walter Bird, 1963 © National Portrait Gallery, London