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Bushe, Sir (Henry) Grattan (1886–1961), lawyer and colonial governor, was born in Trinidad on 1 January 1886, the son of John Scott Bushe, colonial secretary of Trinidad and acting governor at the time. An ancestor was Charles Kendal Bushe (1767–1843), solicitor-general for Ireland...

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Carter, Sir John Gregorio (1919–2005), lawyer and diplomatist, was born on 27 January 1919 in Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, British Guiana, the only son and youngest of five children of Kemp R. Carter, pharmacist, and his wife, Gertrude, née Humphrys. His parents were both from ...

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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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Fitch, Thomas (c. 1700–1774), colonial governor and lawyer in America, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the eldest of the four children of Thomas Fitch (c.1665–1731), farmer and local office-holder, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1704?). The Fitch family was one of the most prominent in ...

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Law, Jonathan (1674–1750), colonial governor and lawyer in America, was born on 6 August 1674 in Milford, Connecticut, the only child of Jonathan Law (1637–1712), farmer and local office-holder, and his wife, Sarah (1644–1706), daughter of Deacon George Clark of Milford and his wife, ...

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William Livingston (1723–1790) by John Wollaston Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc.; © Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York City

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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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Pitkin, William (1694–1769), lawyer in America and colonial governor, was born on 30 April 1694 at Hartford, Connecticut, the fourth child and eldest son of William Pitkin (1664–1723), lawyer and politician, and his wife, Elizabeth Stanley (1669–1751). A member of the third generation of ...