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Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art

Sarah Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Art. 1195 words.

Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art, was of Russian extraction, though his precise origins are obscure. According to family tradition he took his...

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Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager

Tony Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Insurance; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1834 words.

Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager, was born on 12 May 1945 at 2 Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Lancashire, the son of (James) Alan Ball, builder's joiner, later...

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Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices

Robin Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Insurance. 512 words.

Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices, was born on 21 December 1774 in Marylebone, Middlesex. His family surname was Barber, but about 1812 he...

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Bush, John Edward

Carl Moneyhon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Journalism. 760 words.

Bush, John Edward (15 November 1856–11 December 1916), businessman and politician, was born a slave in Moscow, Tennessee. In 1862 his master moved him and his mother to Arkansas to keep...

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Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor

Donald Winch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Welfare and Poverty; Sociology; Business and Management; Insurance; Economics. 980 words.

Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor, was born at Ashtead, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Robert Eden...

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Frend, William (1757–1841), religious writer and actuary

Nicholas Roe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Insurance. 1528 words.

Frend, William (1757–1841), religious writer and actuary, was born on 22 November 1757 at Canterbury, the second son of George Frend, wine merchant, alderman, and twice mayor of the city,...

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Kemper, James Scott

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1052 words.

Kemper, James Scott (18 November 1886–17 September 1981), insurance executive and ambassador, was born in Van Wert, Ohio, the son of Hathaway Kemper, a prominent attorney, and Mary Jane...

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Lawson, James

Ali Lang-Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Insurance; Journalism. 734 words.

Lawson, James (09 November 1799–24 March 1880), editor, author, and insurance broker, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of James Lawson, a merchant. His mother’s identity is not known....

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Lloyd, Edward (c. 1648–1713), coffee house keeper, publisher, and eponymist of ‘Lloyd's insurance’

Sarah Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Publishing. 965 words.

Lloyd, Edward (c. 1648–1713), coffee house keeper, publisher, and eponymist of ‘Lloyd's insurance’, was probably born about 1648, but nothing is known of his origins. He was the proprietor...

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MacArthur, John D.

Elizabeth Zoe Vicary.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Insurance. 766 words.

MacArthur, John D. (06 March 1897–06 January 1978), insurance executive and billionaire, was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania, the son of William Telfer MacArthur, a farmer and Presbyterian...

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