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Beesley, Michael Edwin (1924–1999), economist, was born on 3 July 1924 at 127 Sandon Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the second son of Edwin Sherman Beesley (1889–1969), clerk, later a broker at Stewart and Lloyds, and his wife, Kathleen Daisy Peacey (1891–1975), who ran her own tailoring business. After ...

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Duncan, Sir John Norman Valette [Val] (1913–1975), international mining executive, was born on 18 July 1913, at Pinner, Middlesex, the eldest of four children of Norman Duncan, barrister, and his wife, Gladys Marguerite Dauvergne Valette. From 1927 to 1932 he was educated at ...

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Fisher, Sir Antony George Anson (1915–1988), entrepreneur and founder of think-tanks, was born at 23 Launceston Place, Kensington, London, on 28 June 1915, the elder son of George Kenneth Thompson Fisher (1879–1917), civil servant and army officer, and his wife, Janet Katherine Mary...

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Fraser, (William) Lionel (1895–1965), merchant banker, was born on 15 June 1895 in London, the second of the four children of Harry Fraser and his wife, Alice, née Barnard (d. 1949). His father, a Scot, was butler to Gordon Selfridge, founder of ...

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Hutchison, Terence Wilmot (1912–2007), philosopher and historian of economics, was born in Bournemouth on 13 August 1912, the son of Robert Langton Douglas (1864–1951), art historian, and Grace Hutchison (1870–1935). He was not aware of his father's identity until his teens. He was brought up as a Christian Scientist by his Australian mother (in his forties he was confirmed in the ...

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Ogilvy, Sir Angus James Bruce (1928–2004), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 14 September 1928 at 47 Park Street, London, the second son of David Lyulph Gore Wolseley Ogilvy, seventh or thirteenth earl of Airlie (1893–1968), and his wife, Lady Alexandra Marie Bridget, ...