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Blackaby, Frank Thomas (1921–2000), economist and peace campaigner, was born on 25 October 1921 at Milton under Wychwood, Gloucestershire, the second child and only son of the Revd Edgar Percival Blackaby (1883–1977) and his wife, Muriel Ruth Hawkins (1884–1977). His parents, both Baptists, met in ...

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Brown, Sir (Ernest) Henry Phelps (1906–1994), economist, was born in the High Street, Calne, Wiltshire, on 10 February 1906, the second child of Edgar Brown, who kept an ironmonger's shop in Calne, and his wife, Ada, née Bibbing. His mother died when he was two years old, and his father married her elder sister. ...

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Sir (Ernest) Henry Phelps Brown (1906–1994) by unknown photographer [detail] © reserved / News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chamberlen, Hugh, the elder (b. 1630x34, d. after 1720), physician and economist, the eldest son of Peter Chamberlen (1601–1683), and his wife, Jane, eldest daughter of Sir Hugh Myddelton, was born in the parish of St Anne, Blackfriars, London, between 1630 and 1634. ...

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Chapman, John (1801–1854), engineer and political economist, was born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 20 January 1801, the eldest of the three surviving sons of John Chapman, clockmaker of that town. He received his education first at a school kept by Mr Mowbray, and then under the ...

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Dunning, John Harry (1927–2009), scholar of international business, was born on 26 June 1927 at The Avenue, Sandy, Bedfordshire, the only son of John Murray Dunning (1888–1966), Baptist minister, and his wife, Annie Florence Adelaide, née Baker (1893–1965). His lifelong Baptist faith (he was a lay preacher) was rooted in the denomination's practical religious experience rather than in dogma. He was educated at ...

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Evan Frank Mottram Durbin (1906–1948) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Durbin, Evan Frank Mottram (1906–1948), economist and politician, was born at the manse, Westcroft, Bideford, Devon, on 1 March 1906, the son and last child of the Revd Frank Durbin, a Baptist minister in Devon, and his wife, Mary Louisa Mellor, the daughter of ...

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Robbins, Lionel Charles, Baron Robbins (1898–1984), economist, was born on 22 November 1898 at Sipson Farm, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, the first child and only surviving son of Rowland Richard Robbins (1872–1960), a farmer, who was a member of Middlesex county council and twice president of the ...

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Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins (1898–1984) by Elliott & Fry, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Temple, William (bap. 1705, d. 1773), clothier and writer on economics, was born at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 3 August 1705, the son of William Temple (d. 1736), a clothier, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was brought up a General Baptist as a member of the ...