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Lever, (Norman) Harold, Baron Lever of Manchester (1914–1995), politician and businessman, was born in Cheetham, Manchester, on 15 January 1914, in a family of four sons and one daughter of Bernard Lever, textile merchant, and his wife, Bertha. Both parents were Orthodox Jews; their parents had emigrated from ...

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Ricardo, John Lewis (1812–1862), politician and entrepreneur, was the son of Jacob Ricardo, financier, and nephew of David Ricardo. In early life he showed great athletic prowess, on one occasion riding a spirited horse bareback up a staircase and into a dining-room at ...