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Sir John Harold Clapham (1873–1946) by Lafayette, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clapham, Sir John Harold (1873–1946), economic historian, was born at Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, on 13 September 1873, the younger son of John Clapham, jeweller and silversmith, and his second wife, Mary Jane, daughter of John Chambers, accountant, of Manchester. There were two sons and a daughter....

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Edwards, Sir Ronald Stanley (1910–1976), economist, was born on 1 May 1910 in New Southgate, London, the second of three sons (the eldest having died in childhood) of Charles Edwards, a gas fitter, and his wife, Alice Osborne. He was educated at Garfield Road primary school, Southgate...

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Foxwell, Herbert Somerton (1849–1936), economist and bibliographer, was born at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on 17 June 1849. He was the eldest of the four sons of Thomas Somerton Foxwell (1806–1886), of Shepton Mallet, who had a considerable and lucrative business as an ironmonger and later as a slate and timber merchant, and his second wife, ...