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Chirwa, Orton Edgar Ching'oli (1919–1992), lawyer and politician in Nyasaland and Malawi, was born near Nkhata Bay, Nyasaland, the son of Yesaya Mafananiso Chirwa (1881–1955) and Maggie Nyamazawo Nyrenda (fl. 1880–1960), both of whom had been seized as children in the last period of Ngoni raiding and brought up in the village of ...

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Chitepo, Herbert Wiltshire Tfumaindini (1923–1975), barrister and politician in Rhodesia, was born on 15 June 1923 in Watsomba, Inyanga District, in the eastern highlands of Southern Rhodesia. His father died when Chitepo was three; he was brought up and educated at St David's Mission School...

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Fischer, Abraham (1850–1913), politician and lawyer in the Orange Free State, was born in Green Point, Cape Town, on 9 April 1850, the younger of the two sons of Johannes Jacobus George Fischer (1807–1861), a government official in Cape Town, and his wife, ...

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Fischer, Abram [Bram] (1908–1975), communist revolutionary and barrister in South Africa, was born at Bloemfontein on 23 April 1908, the oldest of four sons and one daughter of Percy Ulrich Fischer (1878–1957), a Cambridge-educated barrister who was from 1939 to 1948 judge president of the ...

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Pirow, Oswald (1890–1959), lawyer and politician in South Africa, born at Aberdeen, Cape Colony, South Africa, on 14 August 1890, was the eldest of three children. His German parents, Carl Bernhard Ferdinand Pirow (d. 1930), the son of a missionary, and his wife, ...

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Scanlen, Sir Thomas Charles (1834–1912), politician and lawyer in Cape Colony, was born on 9 July 1834 at a mission station near Grahamstown in the eastern Cape, Cape Colony, the elder child of Charles Packenham Scanlen (1809–1871), politician and businessman, and his first wife, ...

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Upington, Sir Thomas (1845–1898), politician and lawyer in Cape Colony, born at Mallow, co. Cork, on 28 October 1845, was the son of Samuel Upington (d. 1875) of Lisleigh House, co. Cork, and Mary, née Tarrant. He was educated at schools in ...