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Brunner, Sir John Tomlinson, first baronet (1842–1919)  

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Sir John Tomlinson Brunner, first baronet (1842–1919) by Augustus John, exh. New English Art Club 1906 University of Liverpool Art Gallery and Collections

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Brunner, Sir John Tomlinson, first baronet (1842–1919), chemical manufacturer and politician  

Francis Dick

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Brunner, Sir John Tomlinson, first baronet (1842–1919), chemical manufacturer and politician, was born on 8 February 1842 in Everton, Liverpool, the second of the three sons and the fourth of the five children of Johannes Brunner, a protestant minister from Bülach, Switzerland, who migrated to ...

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Cawood, Sir Walter (1907–1967), chemist and civil servant  

Robert Cockburn

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Cawood, Sir Walter (1907–1967), chemist and civil servant, was born on 28 April 1907 in York, the son of Walter Cawood, civil servant, of New Earswick, York, and his wife, Elizabeth McSall, the daughter of a Lincolnshire farmer. He had one sister. He was educated at ...

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Cox, Arthur Hawker (1813–1903), manufacturing chemist and local politician  

Judy Slinn

Cox, Arthur Hawker (1813–1903), manufacturing chemist and local politician, was born in the Haymarket, London, in November 1813, one of a family of ten children born to Edward Treslove Cox and his wife, Sarah, née Homersham. His father, a native of Northampton, was a cabinet-maker. Little is known of the family except that one brother, ...

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Cox, Sir (Ernest) Gordon (1906–1996), crystallographer and public servant  

W. H. Brock

Cox, Sir (Ernest) Gordon (1906–1996), crystallographer and public servant, was born on 24 April 1906 at Pretoria House, Southdown, Twerton, Somerset, the son of Ernest Henry Cox (1884–1987), railway clerk and market gardener, and his wife, Rosina, née Ring (1872–1931), the daughter of a chef, who had worked on a farm in ...

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Dainton, Frederick Sydney, Baron Dainton (1914–1997), chemist and public servant  

Rex Richards

Dainton, Frederick Sydney, Baron Dainton (1914–1997), chemist and public servant, was born on 11 November 1914 at 66 Ranby Road, Sheffield, the youngest of the four children of George Whalley Dainton (1857–1930), stonemason, and his second wife, Mary Jane (1873–1943), a domestic servant, daughter of ...

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King, Alexander [Alex] (1909–2007), chemist, international civil servant, and environmentalist  

Alex May

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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Lonsdale [née Yardley], Dame Kathleen (1903–1971), crystallographer and pacifist  

Gill Hudson

Lonsdale [née Yardley], Dame Kathleen (1903–1971), crystallographer and pacifist, was born Kathleen Yardley in Newbridge, Ireland, on 28 January 1903, the youngest child of Harry Frederick Yardley (d. 1923), the local postmaster, and his wife, Jessie Cameron. In 1908 Kathleen's mother, who had been brought up in ...

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Lonsdale, Dame Kathleen (1903–1971)  

Maker: Charles Hewitt

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (1903–1971) by Charles Hewitt, 1948 Getty Images – Charles Hewitt

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Macadam, John (1827–1865), chemist and politician in Australia  

P. J. Hartog

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Macadam, John (1827–1865), chemist and politician in Australia, was born at Northbank, near Glasgow, in May 1827, the second son of William Macadam and his wife, Helen Stevenson. After being privately educated in Glasgow, he studied chemistry at the Andersonian Institution (1842–5) and became assistant to ...

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Muspratt, Sir Max, baronet (1872–1934)  

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Playfair, Lyon, first Baron Playfair (1818–1898)  

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Lyon Playfair, first Baron Playfair (1818–1898) by Maull & Polyblank, 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Playfair, Lyon, first Baron Playfair (1818–1898), politician and chemist  

Graeme J. N. Gooday

Playfair, Lyon, first Baron Playfair (1818–1898), politician and chemist, was born on 21 May 1818 at either Meerut (Who's Who) or Chunar in Bengal (Reid), second son of eight children of George Playfair (1782–1846), chief inspector-general of hospitals in ...

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Roberts, Lewis Edward John (1922–2012), chemist and public servant  

Derek Pooley

Roberts, Lewis Edward John (1922–2012), chemist and public servant, was born at 125 Whitchurch Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, on 31 January 1922, the only child of the Revd William Edward Roberts (1889–1933), a minister in the Presbyterian Church of Wales, and his wife, Lillian Lewis, ...