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Auckland Campbell Geddes, first Baron Geddes (1879–1954) by Olive Edis, 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Geddes, Auckland Campbell, first Baron Geddes (1879–1954), politician and businessman, was born in London on 21 June 1879, the second of three sons of Auckland (originally Acland) Campbell Geddes (1831–1908), civil engineer, and his wife, Christina Helen Macleod Anderson (1850–1914). He had four sisters, of whom two survived into adulthood. His siblings included ...

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Sir Eric Campbell Geddes (1875–1937) by Howard Coster, 1936 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Geddes, Sir Eric Campbell (1875–1937), politician and businessman, was born at Agra, India, on 26 September 1875, the second of five children of Auckland Campbell Geddes (1831–1908), civil engineer, of Edinburgh and his wife, Christina Helen Macleod (1850–1914), daughter of the Revd Alexander Anderson...

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Robert Stevenson Horne, Viscount Horne of Slamannan (1871–1940) by Lafayette, pubd 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Horne, Robert Stevenson, Viscount Horne of Slamannan (1871–1940), politician and businessman, was born on 28 February 1871 at Slamannan, Stirlingshire, the youngest son of Robert Stevenson Horne (1830–1887), Church of Scotland minister of the parish of Slamannan, and his wife, Mary, daughter of ...

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Andrew Bonar Law (1858–1923) by Sir James Guthrie, c. 1919–21 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Law, Andrew Bonar (1858–1923), businessman and prime minister, was born on 16 September 1858 in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada. His father, the Revd James Law (1822–1882), was an Ulsterman of Scottish descent who served as Presbyterian minister of the Free Church of Scotland...

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Pollock, Hugh McDowell (1852–1937), businessman and politician, was born in Bangor, co. Down, on 16 November 1852, third and youngest son of James Pollock, master mariner, and his wife, Eliza McDowell. Educated at Bangor endowed school, he served a shipbroking apprenticeship, then moved to ...