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Banks, Joseph Ambrose [Joe] (1920–2005), sociologist and historian, was born at 66 Montague Road, Edmonton, Middlesex, on 5 January 1920, the only child of Joseph William Banks, a boot and shoe dealer who later became a master tailor, and his wife, Louisa Mary Ann, ...

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Banks [née Davies], Olive Lucy (1923–2006), sociologist, historian, and feminist, was born at 10 Riley Road, Enfield Highway, Middlesex, on 2 July 1923, the only child of Herbert Alfred Davies, a house decorator, and later builder and contractor, and his wife, Jessie Louise, ...

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Davidoff, Leonore (1932–2014), sociologist and historian, was born in New York on 31 January 1932, the daughter of Leo Max Davidoff (1898–1975), and his wife Ida née Fisher (1903–2001). Her parents were both Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe. Her father had migrated to the ...

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Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor, was born at Ashtead, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Robert Eden (created a baronet in 1776), governor of Maryland, and grandson of Sir Robert Eden, ...

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Finley, Sir Moses I. (1912–1986), historian and sociologist, was born in New York on 20 May 1912, the eldest in the family of three sons and one daughter of Nathan Finkelstein, mechanical engineer, of New York, and his wife, Anna Katzenellenbogen. In October 1946 he followed his brothers and changed his name to ...

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Gayre [formerly Gair], George Robert (1907–1996), racial theorist and specialist in heraldry, was born George Robert Gair at 4 Woodland Villas, Rathmines, Dublin, on 6 August 1907, the son of Robert William Gair (d. 1957) and his wife, Clara, née Hull...

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Stuart McPhail Hall (1932–2014), by Dawoud Bey, 1998

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Hall, Stuart McPhail (1932–2014), cultural theorist and political commentator, was born on 3 February 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica, the son of Herman McPhail Hall, accountant, and his wife, Jessie. He was of mixed African, Scottish, and Portuguese descent. He had a brother and sister, both of whom were older than him....

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Jones [née Savage], Kathleen [Kay] (1922–2010), historian and scholar of social policy, was born on 7 April 1922 at the Royal Free Hospital, St Pancras, London, the daughter of William Robert Thomas Savage, a furnisher's porter, and later a groundsman, and his wife, ...

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Price, Derek John de Solla (1922–1983), historian and sociologist of science, was born Derek John Price on 22 January 1922 at 57 West End Avenue, Leyton, Essex, the son of Philip Price, tailor, and his wife, Fanny Marie, née de Solla (1894–1983), singer. He had one sister, ...