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Bentham, Ethel (1861–1931), physician and politician, was born on 5 January 1861 at 82 King William Street, City of London, one of at least two daughters of William Bentham, an inspector and later general manager of the Standard Life Assurance Company, and his wife, ...

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Balthazar Walter Foster, first Baron Ilkeston (1840–1913) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Foster, Balthazar Walter, first Baron Ilkeston (1840–1913), physician and politician, was born on 17 July 1840 in Cambridge, the son of Balthazar Foster (1813–1862) of Beaulieu, Hampshire, and his wife, Marian (d. 1898), daughter of J. Green of Cambridge. His parents moved to ...

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Haliday, Alexander Henry (c. 1728–1802), physician and politician, son of Samuel Haliday (1685–1739), the non-subscribing divine, was born at Belfast. He was educated at Glasgow University as a physician, qualifying MA MD in 1751, and he practised in Belfast, where for many years he was an influential public figure....

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Katial, Chuni Lal (1898–1978), physician and politician, was born in the Punjab, India. He graduated MBBS in 1922 from Lahore University, with honours in medicine and surgery, then joined the Indian Medical Service (IMS) and for five years, as a captain in the service attached to the ...

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Charles Lucas (1713–1771) by James Macardell (after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1755) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lucas, Charles (1713–1771), politician and physician, was born on 16 September 1713 in co. Clare, a younger son of Benjamin Lucas (d. c.1727), a gentleman farmer of Ballingaddy, and Mary Blood. His great-grandfather, Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Lucas, was a Cromwellian officer who had been granted lands in ...

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Shiels, Sir (Thomas) Drummond (1881–1953), physician and politician, was born in Edinburgh on 7 August 1881, the second of the eight children of James Drummond Shiels, lithographic printer, and his wife, Agnes Campbell. After an elementary education in Glasgow, he left school when he was twelve and found work with a photographer, continuing his studies at night school. He later set up a photographic studio in ...

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Taylor, Stephen James Lake, Baron Taylor (1910–1988), physician and politician, was born (before the arrival of the doctor) on 30 December 1910 at Mepos, Marlow Common, a studio in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the son of John Reginald Taylor (1878–1948), civil engineer, and his wife, ...

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Turner, Samuel (d. 1647?), physician and politician, was the son of Peter Turner (1542–1614), physician and politician, and his wife, Pascha, daughter of Henry Parry, chancellor of Salisbury Cathedral, and the brother of Peter Turner (1586–1652), mathematician. He is known to have fathered a son, also ...

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Williams, Sir Thomas, first baronet (c. 1621–1712), physician and politician, was the second son of Thomas Williams of Llangasty Talyllyn, Brecknockshire, and his wife, Mary, née Parry, daughter of John Parry of Vowchurch, Herefordshire. He is first noted practising surgery and medicine in the village of ...

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Winstanley, Michael Platt, Baron Winstanley (1918–1993), physician, politician, and broadcaster, was born on 27 August 1918 at Green Bank, Willaston, near Nantwich, in Cheshire, the first son and second child of Sydney Adams Winstanley (1878–1953), a doctor in general practice, and his wife, ...