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Ackroyd, Dame (Dorothy) Elizabeth [Betty] (1910–1987), civil servant and consumer rights campaigner, was born at Hydrastin House, Wilpshire, Lancashire, on 13 August 1910, the daughter of Major Charles Harris Ackroyd MC, an army officer, and his wife, Dorothy Margaret Baynes. After being educated privately, she entered ...

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Aves, Ernest Harry (1857–1917), social investigator and civil servant, was born on 30 August 1857 at Cleveland Villa, Station Road, Cambridge, the son of William Owen Aves, tailor and woollen draper, and his wife, Mary Ann Coales. He was educated in Cambridge at ...

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Aves, Dame Geraldine Maitland (1898–1986), civil servant and social reformer, was born on 22 August 1898 at Jay's Hatch, a gamekeeper's cottage in a wood near the village of Bovenden, Hertfordshire, because her mother wanted her first child to be born in the depths of the country. She was the elder daughter (there were no sons) of ...

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Bishop, Sir Frederick Arthur (1915–2005), civil servant and director-general of the National Trust, was born on 4 December 1915 at 118 Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol, the son of Alfred John Bishop, foreman for a wholesale stationers, later factory manager, and his wife, Mary Maria, ...

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Sir Edwin Chadwick (1800–1890) by unknown engraver, pubd 1889 (after Mayall & Co.) ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chadwick, Sir Edwin (1800–1890), social reformer and civil servant, was born at Longsight, near Manchester, on 24 January 1800. Surprisingly little is known of his early life, and of his mother nothing, except that she died in the infancy of her only son. His father, ...

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Cohen, Hannah Floretta (1875–1946), philanthropist and civil servant, was born at 63 Queen's Gardens, Kensington, London, on 25 May 1875, the only daughter of Sir Benjamin Louis Cohen, baronet (1844–1909). Her father was a great-grandson of Levi Barent Cohen, an Amsterdam merchant who had settled in ...

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Collet, Clara Elizabeth (1860–1948), civil servant and promoter of women's education and employment, was born at Sunny Bank, Hornsey Lane, Islington, London, on 10 September 1860, the second daughter and fourth child of Collet Dobson Collet (1812–1898), a prominent champion of press freedom and editor of ...

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Cooper, Joan Davies (1914–1999), social worker and civil servant, was born on 12 August 1914 at 38 Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester, the only daughter and elder child of Valentine Holland Cooper (1885–1942), area manager, and Louisa Wynnefred Gardner (1885–1977), teacher. Her brother was ...

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Jones, Thomas (1870–1955), civil servant and benefactor, was born on 27 September 1870 in the valley town of Rhymni, a pocket of Welsh-language culture in north-west Monmouthshire. He was the first of the nine children of David Benjamin Jones (d. 1919) and his wife, ...

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Thomas Jones (1870–1955) by Ivor Williams, 1939 ? National Museums and Galleries of Wales

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Sir Peter Large (1931–2005) by unknown photographer ? Lady Sheenagh Large

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Large, Sir Peter (1931–2005), civil servant and campaigner for the rights of disabled people, was born on 16 October 1931 at 100 Hawkeys Lane, Tynemouth, the son of Rosslyn Victor Large (d. 1955), bank clerk, later a principal at the Bank of England...

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Macmillan, Douglas (1884–1969), civil servant and charity founder, was born on 10 August 1884 at 12 Cumnock Terrace, Castle Cary, Somerset, the seventh of eight children of William Macmillan (1844–1911), horsehair weaver and alderman of Somerset, and his wife, Emily (1843–1937), daughter of ...

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Smith, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (1864–1945), civil servant and social investigator, was born in Bristol on 17 April 1864. Of middle-class Quaker extraction, he was the youngest son of Samuel Wyatt Smith, a partner in a wholesale tea business, and his wife, Louisa, daughter of ...

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Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith (1864–1945) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tuck [née McDermott], Mary (1928–1996), social scientist and civil servant, was born on 5 May 1928 in St Helens, Lancashire, the daughter of Stephen McDermott (1883–1929) and his wife, Theresa, née Taylor (1896–1982), both schoolteachers. Her father had been born in Ireland...

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