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Aglen, Sir Francis Arthur (1869–1932), official in the Chinese service, was born at Mulgrave House in Scarborough on 17 October 1869, the son of Archdeacon Anthony Stocker Aglen (1836-1908), later rector of St Ninian's, Alyth, Perthshire, and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth...

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Clark, William Donaldson (1916–1985), journalist and international civil servant, was born at Bellister Castle, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, on 28 July 1916, the fifth son and sixth and youngest child of John McClare Clark, land agent, and his wife, Marion, daughter of Daniel Noel Jackson...

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Crockett, Sir Andrew Duncan (1943–2012), economist and international public servant, was born on 23 March 1943 at 4 Park Gate, Glasgow, the son of Andrew Stewart Crockett (1917–1996), a medical practitioner then serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and his wife, ...

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Freeland, Sir John Redvers (1927–2014), international lawyer, diplomatist, and judge, was born at Gothic House nursing home, Brent Street, Hendon, London, on 16 July 1927, the only surviving child of (Clarence) Redvers Freeland (1900–1979), company director, and his wife, Freda Ivy, ...

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Goulding, Sir Marrack Irvine [Mig] (1936–2010), diplomatist, international civil servant, and college head, was born on 2 September 1936 at Woodside Nursing Home, Plymouth, the only son and elder child of Sir (Ernest) Irvine Goulding (1910–2000), a High Court judge, and his wife, ...

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Sir Robert Hart, first baronet (1835–1911) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1908 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hart, Sir Robert, first baronet (1835–1911), official in the Chinese service, was born on 20 February 1835 in Portadown, co. Armagh, Ireland, the eldest of the ten children of Henry Hart (1806–1875), a retail merchant (‘spirit grocery’) and a devout convert to Wesleyan Methodism, and ...

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Howard [née Matthaei], Louise Ernestine, Lady Howard (1880–1969), international civil servant and advocate of organic husbandry, was born on 26 December 1880 at 10 Priory Grove, Kensington, London, the youngest daughter in a family of three girls and a boy of Carl Hermann Ernst Matthaei...

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Jackson, Sir Robert Gillman Allen (1911–1991), international administrator, was born on 8 November 1911 in Hawksburn, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, the second son of Archibald Jackson (1858–1928), Scottish engineer and businessman, and his second wife, Kathleen Crooke (1872–1943), a nurse, daughter of ...

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Jenks, Clarence Wilfred (1909–1973), international lawyer and director-general of the International Labour Organization, was born on 7 March 1909 in Bootle, Lancashire, the son of Richard Jenks, an officer in the merchant navy, and his wife, Alice Sophia Craig. Jenks's father was lost at sea when ...

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Killick, Sir John Edward (1919–2004), diplomatist, was born at 1 Witham Road, Heston, Isleworth, Middlesex, on 18 November 1919, the son of Edward William James Killick (d. 1972), schoolmaster, of Isleworth, and his wife, Doris Marjorie, née Stokes. He was educated at ...

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King, Alexander [Alex] (1909–2007), chemist, international civil servant, and environmentalist, was born on 26 January 1909 at 5 Battlefield Avenue, Langside, Glasgow, the eldest child of James Mitchell King, a cashier in the Nobel Explosives Company, later a director of ICI, and his wife, ...

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Lester, Sean [formerly John Ernest] (1888–1959), journalist and international civil servant, was born John Ernest Lester on 27 September 1888 at Woodburn, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland, the son of Robert John Lester, the owner of a Belfast grocers, and Henriette Mary Ritchie. He was educated at the ...

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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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Mayne, Richard John (1926–2009), international civil servant, author, and translator, was born on 2 April 1926 at 92 Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, Middlesex, the only child of John William Mayne (1883–1975), an accountant (and later office manager) for a tobacco manufacturer, and his wife, ...

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McGeachy [married name Schuller], Mary Agnes Craig (1901–1991), international civil servant, was born on 7 November 1901 at 116 Brock Street, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, the first daughter and second of the four children of Donald McGeachy (1868–1946), evangelist, and his wife, Anna Jenet, ...

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Midwinter [married name Midwinter-Vergin], Kathleen Margaret [Kay] (1909–1995), first female clerk in the House of Commons and United Nations official, was born at 38 Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, on 6 March 1909, the only daughter and elder of two children of Stanley Clive Midwinter (1881–1959)...

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Owen, Sir (Arthur) David Kemp (1904–1970), international civil servant, was born at Pontypool, Monmouthshire, on 26 November 1904, the eldest son of the Revd Edward Owen, Baptist minister, of Pontypool, and his wife, Gertrude Louisa, née Kemp. He was educated at Leeds grammar school...

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Rennie, Sir John Shaw (1917–2002), colonial governor and international civil servant, was born in Cathcart, Glasgow, on 12 January 1917, the only son of John Shaw Rennie, an electrical engineering draughtsman, and his wife, Sarah, née Dick. He was the great-grandson of Thomas Rennie...

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Sinclair, Sir Ian McTaggart (1926–2013), international lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 14 January 1926 at 286 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow, the son of John Sinclair (d. 1950), company director, and his wife, Margaret Wilson Gardner, née Love (1894–1965). Baptized under his father's name of ...