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Addis, Sir Charles Stewart (1861–1945), banker and government adviser, was born on 23 November 1861 in Edinburgh, the youngest of twelve children of the Revd Thomas Addis (1813–1899), a Free Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Robina, daughter of a tea merchant in ...

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Armstrong, William, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980), civil servant and banker, was born in the Salvation Mothers' Home, Mare Street, Clapton, London, on 3 March 1915, the elder son of William Armstrong, of Stirling, and his wife, Priscilla Hopkins. Both his parents were ...

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William Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980) by Arnold Newman, 1978 Arnold Newman / Getty Images; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hancock, Sir David John Stowell (1934–2013), civil servant and banker, was born on 27 March 1934 at 80 Croydon Road, Beckenham, Kent, the son of Alfred George Hancock (1898–1955), a haberdashery salesman, and his wife, Florence, née Barrow. Throughout his childhood the family lived in a terraced house at ...

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Mortlock, John (bap. 1755, d. 1816), banker and mayor of Cambridge, was born at Cambridge and baptized at St Edward's Church there on 17 October 1755, the only son of John Mortlock (d. 1775), a prosperous woollen draper and his wife, Sarah, ...

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Niemeyer, Sir Otto Ernst (1883–1971), civil servant and banker, was born in Streatham, London, on 23 November 1883, the eldest of three children and only surviving son of Ernst August Wilhelm Niemeyer, a merchant of Hanover who emigrated to Liverpool in 1870, moved to ...

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Sir Otto Ernst Niemeyer (1883–1971) by Lafayette, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden (1907–2005) by Bernard Lee Schwartz, 1978 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Roll, Eric, Baron Roll of Ipsden (1907–2005), economist, public servant, and banker, was born Erich Roll on 1 December 1907 in Nowosielitza, near Czernowitz, in the duchy of Bukowina, Austria, the younger son (there were no daughters) of Mathias Roll (1872–1954), banker, and his wife, ...

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Ryrie, Sir William Sinclair (1928–2012), civil servant and World Bank official, was born in Calcutta on 10 November 1928, the son of the Revd Dr Frank Ryrie (1891–1962), Church of Scotland missionary, and his wife, Mabel Moncrieff, née Watt (1895–1973), teacher, and daughter of the ...