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Cowen, Sir Zelman (1919–2011), legal scholar, governor-general of Australia, and college head, was born Zelman Cohen on 7 October 1919 in St Kilda, Melbourne, the only son of Bernard Cohen, later Cowen (1892–1975), businessman, and his wife Sara, née Granat (1893–1989). In March 1922 his father changed his surname by deed poll. Both families were part of the mass exodus of Jews from tsarist ...

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Livingston, William [pseud. the American Whig] (1723–1790), lawyer, political writer, and colonial governor, was born in Albany, New York, on 30 November 1723. He was the son of Catherine Van Brugh (1689–1756) and Philip Livingston (1686–1749), second lord of the Livingston Manor...

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Murray, Sir (John) Hubert Plunkett (1861–1940), colonial governor and judge, was born on 29 December 1861, in Manly, near Sydney, New South Wales, the elder son of Dublin-born Sir Terence Aubrey Murray (1810–1873) and his second wife, Agnes Ann (c.1835–1891)...