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Broackes, Sir Nigel (1934–1999), financier and industrialist, was born at One Ash, Church Lane, Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 21 July 1934, the son of Donald Broackes (d. 1943), a solicitor, and his wife, Nancy Rowland Tansley. His father died while serving in the army in 1943, leaving an estate of just ...

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Cable, Ernest, Baron Cable (1859–1927), financier and industrialist, was born in Calcutta, India, on 1 December 1859, the only son of George Herbert Cable (1823–1876), a superintendent in the Indian customs and excise service, and his wife, Emily Maria née Pickersgill. He was considered too delicate to send to ...

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(Frank) Dudley Docker (1862–1944) by unknown photographer, c. 1916 © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Docker, (Frank) Dudley (1862–1944), industrialist and financier, was born at Paxton House, South Street, Smethwick, on 26 August 1862, youngest son of Ralph Docker (1809–1887), a solicitor who was for many years coroner for East Worcestershire and clerk of Smethwick's board of health...

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James Edward Hanson, Baron Hanson (1922–2004) by Yousuf Karsh, 1978 Camera Press, London

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Hanson, James Edward, Baron Hanson (1922–2004), industrialist and financier, was born on 20 January 1922 at Wood Bank, Scar Lane, Golcar, Huddersfield, the elder son of Robert Hanson (1892–1973), businessman, and his wife, Louisa Ann, daughter of Albert Edward Rodgers. His father was a hard, domineering man who controlled several companies engaged in road haulage, coach operations, and coach travel, and whose early nineteenth-century ancestors had owned the pack-horses that carried cloth from weavers' cottages on the ...

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White, (Vincent) Gordon Lindsay [Gordy], Baron White of Hull (1923–1995), industrialist and financier, was born on 11 May 1923 at 124 College Grove, Drypool, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, the son of Charles Victor White, a commercial traveller selling sweets, and his wife, Lily May, ...