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Airey, Sir Lawrence (1926–2001), civil servant  

Arthur Green

Airey, Sir Lawrence (1926–2001), civil servant, was born on 10 March 1926 at 44 Collingwood Road, Haverton Hill, Billingham, co. Durham, the only child of Lawrence Clark Airey (1897–1929), a metallurgist at a steelworks, and Isabella Marshall Pearson (1890–1967), who was before her marriage a bookkeeper. His father died when he was three years old, and he was brought up by his mother, who ran a boarding-house, and encouraged his education. He attended the ...

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Sir Lawrence Airey (1926–2001) by unknown photographer, 1979 Crown copyright reserved; private collection

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Armstrong, William, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980), civil servant and banker  

Kevin Theakston

Armstrong, William, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980), civil servant and banker, was born in the Salvation Mothers' Home, Mare Street, Clapton, London, on 3 March 1915, the elder son of William Armstrong, of Stirling, and his wife, Priscilla Hopkins. Both his parents were ...

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Armstrong, William, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980)  

Maker: Arnold Newman

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William Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980) by Arnold Newman, 1978 Arnold Newman / Getty Images; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bourne, Sir (John) Wilfrid (1922–1999), barrister and civil servant  

Derek Oulton

Bourne, Sir (John) Wilfrid (1922–1999), barrister and civil servant, was born on 27 January 1922 at Farleigh House, Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, the second son and youngest child of Robert Croft Bourne (1888–1938), Conservative MP for Oxford City from 1924 to 1938, and his wife, ...

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Bretherton, Russell Frederick (1906–1991), civil servant and entomologist  

William Nicoll

Bretherton, Russell Frederick (1906–1991), civil servant and entomologist, was born on 3 February 1906 at Belgrave House, Belgrave Road, Gloucester, the only son of the marriage of Frederick Hawkins Bretherton (1852–1945), solicitor, and Gertrude, née Wing (1864–1952). He had three half-sisters and four half-brothers from his father's earlier marriage. He was a history scholar at ...

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Cooper, Sir Frank (1922–2002)  

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Sir Frank Cooper (1922–2002) by unknown photographer, 1978 Universal Pictorial Press

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Cooper, Sir Frank (1922–2002), civil servant  

Michael E. Quinlan

Cooper, Sir Frank (1922–2002), civil servant, was born on 2 December 1922 at 44 Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester, the only son and younger child of Valentine Holland Cooper (1885–1942), commercial traveller, and later an area manager for Joseph Terry & Sons Ltd, the chocolate making firm, and his wife, ...

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See Hart, Herbert Lionel Adolphus

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Hoff, Harry Summerfield [pseud. William Cooper] (1910–2002), novelist and civil servant  

D. J. Taylor

Hoff, Harry Summerfield [pseud. William Cooper] (1910–2002), novelist and civil servant, was born on 4 August 1910 at 99 Brooklyn Street, Monks Coppenhall, Crewe, Cheshire, the only son of Ernest Hoff and his wife, Edith Annie, née Summerfield, both elementary school teachers (though his father was soon to spend four years as an army officer on the western front). In an impressionistic memoir, ...

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Hoff, Harry Summerfield (1910–2002)  

Maker: Sally Soames

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Harry Summerfield Hoff (1910–2002) by Sally Soames, 1990 The Times / NI Syndication ; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Marsh, Sir Edward Howard (1872–1953), civil servant and patron of the arts  

C. V. Hassall

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Marsh, Sir Edward Howard (1872–1953), civil servant and patron of the arts, was born in London on 18 November 1872, the second child and only son of Frederick Howard Marsh (1839–1915), and his first wife, Jane, daughter of Spencer Perceval, Irvingite angel to ...

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Meynell [née Kilroy], Dame Alix Hester Marie, Lady Meynell (1903–1999), civil servant  

Arthur Green

Meynell [née Kilroy], Dame Alix Hester Marie, Lady Meynell (1903–1999), civil servant, was born at Felixstowe, The Park, Nottingham, on 2 February 1903, the second daughter and second child in the family of four daughters and one son of Lancelot Kilroy (...

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Meynell, Dame Alix Hester Marie, Lady Meynell (1903–1999)  

Maker: Walter Bird

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Dame Alix Hester Marie Meynell, Lady Meynell (1903–1999) by Walter Bird, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morant, Sir Robert Laurie (1863–1920), civil servant  

Geoffrey K. Fry

Morant, Sir Robert Laurie (1863–1920), civil servant, was born at Well Walk, Hampstead, London, on 7 April 1863, the only son of Robert Morant (d. 1873), designer of high-class furniture and silk fabrics, of Hampstead, and his wife, Helen, daughter of the ...

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Morant, Sir Robert Laurie (1863–1920)  

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Sir Robert Laurie Morant (1863–1920) by George Charles Beresford © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murrie, Sir William Stuart (1903–1994), civil servant  

J. F. McClellan

Murrie, Sir William Stuart (1903–1994), civil servant, was born on 19 December 1903 at 125 Perth Road, Dundee, the elder of the two sons of Thomas Murrie (1877–1908), commercial traveller, of Broughty Ferry, Dundee, and his wife, Catherine Stuart Burgh (1873–1942), daughter of ...

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Nield, Sir William Alan (1913–1994), civil servant  

Arthur Green

Nield, Sir William Alan (1913–1994), civil servant, was born on 21 September 1913 at 5 Lorland Road, Stockport, Cheshire, the third and youngest son of William Herbert Nield (d. 1946), rope coupling manufacturer and cotton mill manager, and his wife, Ada, née...

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Roberts, Sir Bryan Clieve (1923–1996)  

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Sir Bryan Clieve Roberts (1923–1996) by unknown photographer © reserved

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Roberts, Sir Bryan Clieve (1923–1996), lawyer and civil servant  

Derek Oulton

Roberts, Sir Bryan Clieve (1923–1996), lawyer and civil servant, was born on 22 March 1923 at Southsea, one of twin sons of Herbert Roberts, educationist, and his wife, Doris Evelyn, née Clieve. His father had taught at Radley College and London University before becoming director of education for ...