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Lampl, Sir Frank William (1926–2011), construction industry executive, was born near Brno, Czechoslovakia, on 6 April 1926, the son of Otto Lampl (d. 1934), a cultured Jewish landowner with a doctorate in law, and his wife, Olga, née Jellinek (d. 1944)...

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Sir Leslie Porter (1920–2005) by Robin Laurance, 1978 © Robin Laurance / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Porter, Sir Leslie (1920–2005), businessman, was born Leslie Posament on 10 July 1920 at Streatham Manor, Leigham Avenue, Streatham, London, the youngest child in the family of two sons and one daughter of Henry Alfred Posament, later Porter (d. 1955), textile merchant, and his wife, ...

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Raitz, Vladimir Gavrilovich (1922–2010), holiday entrepreneur, was born on 23 May 1922 in Moscow, the son of Gavril Raitz, a medical doctor, and his wife, Cecilia, a dentist. Both parents were Russian Jews. In 1928 his parents separated and he left the Soviet Union...

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Max Rayne, Baron Rayne (1918–2003) by Graham Sutherland, 1968–9 © Darwin College, Cambridge

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Rayne, Max, Baron Rayne (1918–2003), property developer and philanthropist, was born Max Rubenstein on 8 February 1918, at 102 City Road, St Lukes, Holborn, London, the son of Phillip Rubenstein (1894–1979), who later took the surname of Rayne, a mantle manufacturer in Half Moon Passage, Aldgate...

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(Esther) Janet Reger (1935–2005) by John Stillwell, 1990 PA Archive / PA Photos

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Reger [née Phillips], (Esther) Janet (1935–2005), lingerie designer, was born in Jubilee Street, London, on 30 September 1935, the eldest daughter of Hyman Phillips, textile manufacturer, and his wife, Ray, née Levine. Both her parents were the children of Jewish immigrants; her paternal grandfather, ...

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Arnold Weinstock, Baron Weinstock (1924–2002) by Sue Adler, 1989 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Weinstock, Arnold, Baron Weinstock (1924–2002), industrialist, was born at 50 Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington, London, on 29 July 1924, the son of Simon Weinstock (b. 1873/4), and his wife, Golda, née Schag (b. 1877/8). His Jewish parents had emigrated from Poland...