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Abrahams, Sir Lionel Barnett (1869–1919), economist and civil servant, was born in London on 9 December 1869, the only son of Mordecai Abrahams, secretary to the Initiation Society. Educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner between 1892 and 1896 and won the Arnold historical essay prize in 1894, he headed the ...

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Sir Bernard Nathaniel Waley- Cohen, first baronet (1914–1991) by Miles & Kaye, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cohen, Sir Bernard Nathaniel Waley-, first baronet (1914–1991), public servant and businessman, was born on 29 May 1914 in London, the first son (and twin brother of Hetty) of the three children of Sir Robert Waley Cohen (1877–1952), businessman and government adviser, and his wife, ...

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Maizels, Alfred [Alf] (1917–2006), economist, civil servant, and international civil servant, was born on 17 January 1917 at 100 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London, the third son of Israel Maizels, a master tailor who had immigrated from Poland in 1905, and his wife, Rebecca, ...

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Schloss, David Frederick (1850–1912), economist and civil servant, was born in West Derby, Lancashire, on 5 April 1850, the first son of Sigismund Schloss, merchant, of West Derby, and his wife, Rebecca Mocatta. He was educated at Manchester grammar school before matriculating at ...

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York, Aaron of (d. 1268), financier and administrator, was the son of Josce of Lincoln. Although born in Lincoln, probably before 1190, Aaron seems to have been living in York in 1210, when he was assessed for the so-called Bristol tallage. He must, therefore, have been among the early immigrants who re-established a Jewish community at ...