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Clarke, William Malpas (1922–2011), financial journalist and business executive, was born on 5 June 1922 at 24 Beauchamp Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, the son of Ernest Clarke, machine fitter, and his wife, Florence, née Wright. He was educated at Audenshaw grammar school...

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McFadzean, Francis Scott, Baron McFadzean of Kelvinside (1915–1992), businessman and economist, was born on 26 November 1915 at 8 Fullarton Terrace, Troon, Ayrshire, the son of Francis Findlay McFadzean, law clerk, and his wife, Annie Scott, née Smith. Frank, as he was always known, developed early on a broad accent, and qualities of forthrightness and decisiveness which he never lost. He left school at the age of fourteen to go to sea and pursue the romance of travel and hazard, but after four years of washing down decks and painting hulls he reviewed his progress and made his first career change. Three months of intensive study in the ...

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