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Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken] (1922–2001), economist, university administrator, and public servant  

Ian A. Olson

Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken] (1922–2001), economist, university administrator, and public servant, was born on 14 March 1922 at 12 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh, the only son of William Wilson Alexander (1888–1930), lawyer, and his wife, Mary Logan Grahame, née Wilson (1888–1975), tailoress. He won a scholarship to ...

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Arnold, Matthew (1822–1888), poet, writer, and inspector of schools  

Stefan Collini

Arnold, Matthew (1822–1888), poet, writer, and inspector of schools, was born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, on 24 December 1822, the eldest son and second of the nine surviving children of the Revd Thomas Arnold (1795–1842) and Mary Penrose Arnold (1791–1873). Thomas Arnold had been a fellow of ...

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Bathurst, Katherine (1862–1933), inspector of schools  

Peter Gordon

Bathurst, Katherine (1862–1933), inspector of schools, was born on 10 May 1862 at Diddington, Huntingdonshire, daughter of the Revd Frederick Bathurst (1826/7–1910), who was vicar of the parish and later archdeacon of Bedford, and his first wife, Catherine Georgiana Moore (d. 1902)...

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Caine, Sir Sydney (1902–1991), colonial official and university administrator  

Patricia M. Pugh

Caine, Sir Sydney (1902–1991), colonial official and university administrator, was born on 27 June 1902 at 58 Gresham Road, Hendon, London, the son of Harry Edward Caine, railway clerk, and his wife, Jane Harker, née Buckley. He was educated at Harrow county school...

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Drucker, Henry Matthew (1942–2002), political scientist and fund-raiser  

Jill Pellew

Drucker, Henry Matthew (1942–2002), political scientist and fund-raiser, was born on 29 April 1942 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, the elder son of Arthur Drucker (1912–1980) and his wife, Frances (1915–2001), New Deal Democrat parents. He was at school in Rutherford where his father was the proprietor of a local department store. At ...

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Dyer, Sir (Henry) Peter Francis Swinnerton- (1927–2018), mathematician, university administrator, and public servant  

Alex May

Dyer, Sir (Henry) Peter Francis Swinnerton- (1927–2018), mathematician, university administrator, and public servant, was born on 2 August 1927 at Birney Wood, Throckley, Northumberland, the only son and elder child of Sir Leonard Schroeder Swinnerton-Dyer, fifteenth baronet (1898–1975), engineer and businessman, and his wife, ...

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Eliot, Sir Charles Norton Edgcumbe (1862–1931), diplomatist and university administrator  

G. B. Sansom

revised by J. M. Hussey

Eliot, Sir Charles Norton Edgcumbe (1862–1931), diplomatist and university administrator, was born at Sibford Gower, Oxfordshire, on 8 January 1862, the eldest son of Edward Eliot (1827–1898), curate of Sibford Gower, who in 1863 became vicar of Norton Bavant, Wiltshire, and his wife, ...

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Fletcher, Joseph (1813–1852), statistician and school inspector  

Timothy L. Alborn

Fletcher, Joseph (1813–1852), statistician and school inspector, was the third son of George Fletcher, of Rennes, France. Little is known of his background and early life, except that he was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1838 and called to the bar on 7 May 1841. As with contemporaries such as ...

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Froggatt, Sir Peter (1928–2020), epidemiologist, university administrator, and public servant  

Brian M. Walker

Froggatt, Sir Peter (1928–2020), epidemiologist, university administrator, and public servant, was born at 11 Carrington Street, Glasgow, on 12 June 1928, the son of Albert Victor Froggatt (1891–1964), company director, and his wife, Edith, née Curran (1891–1949). His parents had married in ...

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Fulton, John Scott, Baron Fulton (1902–1986), university administrator and public servant  

Asa Briggs

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Fulton, John Scott, Baron Fulton (1902–1986), university administrator and public servant, was born in Dundee on 27 May 1902, the younger son and youngest of three children of Angus Robertson Fulton, principal of University College, Dundee, and his wife, Annie Scott. He was educated at ...

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Gater, Sir George Henry (1886–1963), educational administrator and civil servant  

J. M. Lee

Gater, Sir George Henry (1886–1963), educational administrator and civil servant, was born in Southampton on 26 December 1886, the son of a solicitor, William Henry Gater (1855–1942) and his wife, Ada Mary Welch (1859–1939). After attending Winchester College and New College, Oxford, where he gained a fourth in classical moderations (1907) and a second-class degree in modern history (1909), and took the diploma in education, he joined ...

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Hayward, Frank Herbert (1872–1954), inspector of schools and author  

Peter Gordon

Hayward, Frank Herbert (1872–1954), inspector of schools and author, was born on 16 December 1872 at Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire, the son of John Hayward, a bootmaker, later of 56 Seymour Road, Bristol, and his wife, Anne Lydiard. Details of his early education are unknown, but he began teaching in a board school as a pupil teacher in 1887. He was assistant master at ...

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Holmes, Edmond Gore Alexander (1850–1936), inspector of schools  

Peter Gordon

Holmes, Edmond Gore Alexander (1850–1936), inspector of schools, was born at Moycashel, co. Westmeath, Ireland, on 17 July 1850, the fourth son of Robert Holmes (1803–1870) and his wife, Jane (1824–1905), daughter of William Henn, a master in chancery, of Dublin...

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Jones, Harry Longueville (1806–1870), inspector of schools and antiquary  

H. G. Williams

Jones, Harry Longueville (1806–1870), inspector of schools and antiquary, son of Edward Jones of Oswestry and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Stephens, was born in Piccadilly, London, on 16 April 1806. His father was the second son of Captain Thomas Jones of Wrexham, who adopted the additional name of ...

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Lunn, Sir George (1861–1939), local politician and educational administrator  

Keith Gregson

Lunn, Sir George (1861–1939), local politician and educational administrator, was born at 121 Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 26 November 1861, the son of John Ramsay Lunn, bricklayer, and later contractor, and his wife, Jane, née Hindmarch. He was educated at the ...

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Luyt, Sir Richard Edmonds (1915–1994), colonial governor and educational administrator  

John Leahy

Luyt, Sir Richard Edmonds (1915–1994), colonial governor and educational administrator, was born on 8 November 1915 in Breda Street, Cape Town, South Africa, the second of the three children of Richard Robbins Luyt (1886–1967), broker, and his wife, Roberta Wilhemina Frances, née Edmonds (1891–1943)...

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Mackay, Donald James, eleventh Lord Reay and Baron Reay (1839–1921), administrator in India and educational administrator  

E. M. Satow

revised by P. W. H. Brown

Mackay, Donald James, eleventh Lord Reay and Baron Reay (1839–1921), administrator in India and educational administrator, was born at The Hague, the Netherlands, on 22 December 1839, the elder son of Aeneas, Baron Mackay of Ophemert, Holland, tenth Lord Reay (1807–1876), and his wife, ...

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Marvin [née Deverell], Edith Mary (1872–1958), inspector of schools  

Peter Gordon

Marvin [née Deverell], Edith Mary (1872–1958), inspector of schools, was born at Attington, near Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, on 29 July 1872, the daughter of Alfred Deverell JP, a coal merchant and farmer, and his wife, Mary Seymour. Brought up as a Congregationalist, she was educated at home and then at a private school at ...

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Morell, John Daniel (1816–1891), philosopher and inspector of schools  

A. R. Buckland

revised by C. A. Creffield

Morell, John Daniel (1816–1891), philosopher and inspector of schools, born at home at Little Baddow manse, Little Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex, on 18 June 1816, was the ninth child of Stephen Morell and Jemima Robinson, his wife. The family was of French origin, and settled in ...