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Barnes, Sir Denis Charles (1914–1992), civil servant and industrial relations expert, was born on 15 December 1914 at 4 Station Road, Openshaw, Manchester, the second son and fifth of six children of Frederick Charles Barnes (c.1870–c.1920), a school attendance officer for the local education committee, and his wife, ...

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Sir Andrew Rae Duncan (1884–1952) by Howard Coster, 1940s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Duncan, Sir Andrew Rae (1884–1952), industrial administrator and public servant, was born at Bower Lodge, Waterside, Irvine, Ayrshire, on 3 June 1884, one of eight children of George Duncan, a missionary and social worker, and his wife, Jessie Rae. He was educated at ...

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(William) John Poulton Maxwell Garnett (1921–1997) by Dod Miller, 1985 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Garnett, (William) John Poulton Maxwell (1921–1997), industrial relations officer, was born on 6 August 1921 in Hampstead, London, into the family of four sons and three daughters of (James Clerk) Maxwell Garnett (1880–1958), educationist and peace campaigner, and his wife, Margaret Lucy (1887–1965)...

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Minnie Louise Haskins (1875–1957) by Keystone, 1939 © Getty Images

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Haskins, Minnie Louise (1875–1957), author and industrial welfare promoter, was born at 2 Kingswood Hill, Oldland, near Bristol, on 12 May 1875, the second child and eldest daughter of Joseph Haskins (1842–1891), a grocer who acquired a pottery works at Warmley where he manufactured clay drainpipes, and his wife, ...

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Kettle, Sir Rupert Alfred (1817–1894), industrial arbitrator, was born at Birmingham on 9 January 1817, the fifth son of Thomas F. Kettle of Suffolk Street, Birmingham, a glass-stainer, fancy button and military ornament maker, and gilder. The family was descended from Henri Quitel...

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O'Brien, Sir Richard (1920–2009), industrial relations reformer, was born on 15 February 1920 at 481 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, the only child of Charles O'Brien (1886–1952), physician, and his wife, Marjorie Maude (1892–1977), daughter of John V. Newton, railway clerk. He attended Oundle School...

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Robins [née Godfrey], Joan Rafferty (1908–1994), industrial administrator and television broadcaster, was born on 23 November 1908 at 12 Park Mansions, Battersea, London, the middle child and younger daughter in the family of Alfred Philip Godfrey (d. 1952), stockbroker, and his wife, ...

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Scamp, Sir (Athelstan) Jack (1913–1977), industrial conciliator, was born on 22 May 1913 in Handsworth, Birmingham, the second son of a house decorator, Edward Henry Scamp, and his wife, Jane Lamb. There was also one daughter. The Scamp family were very active locally in the ...