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Acworth, George

Ronald H. Fritze.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 709 words.

Acworth, George (1534–1581x6), administrator and scholar, was born in London in 1534, the son of Thomas Acworth, a merchant taylor of London, and his wife, Anne. Thomas came from...

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Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken]

Ian A. Olson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Education; Economics. 1401 words.

Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken] (1922–2001), economist, university administrator, and public servant, was born on 14 March 1922 at 12 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh, the only son of...

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Anslay, Brian

Retha M. Warnicke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 518 words.

Anslay, Brian (d. 1536), administrator and translator, about whose parentage and origins little is known, participated, as yeoman of the wine cellar, in Henry VII's funeral procession and...

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Arnold, Matthew

Stefan Collini.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Political Institutions; Public Administration; Organization and Management of Education. 7275 words.

Arnold, Matthew (1822–1888), poet, writer, and inspector of schools, was born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, on 24 December 1822, the eldest son and second of the nine surviving children...

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Aves, Ernest Harry

Rosemary O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 890 words.

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...

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Aylesbury, William

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Education. 651 words.

Aylesbury, William (bap. 1612, d. 1656), translator and government official, was baptized at St Margaret, Lothbury, London, on 13 July 1612, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Aylesbury, baronet...

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Bathurst, Katherine

Peter Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Organization and Management of Education. 1001 words.

Bathurst, Katherine (1862–1933), inspector of schools, was born on 10 May 1862 at Diddington, Huntingdonshire, daughter of the Revd Frederick Bathurst (1826/7–1910), who was vicar of the...

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Benn, John Meriton

Arthur Green.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 880 words.

Benn, John Meriton (1908–1992), educationist and civil servant, was born on 16 July 1908 at 231 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, the third of the five children of Ernest Benn...

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Bennett, Mary Letitia Somerville

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 5 words.

See Fisher, Herbert Albert Laurens

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Bergne, John Brodribb

A. A. Brodribb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 380 words.

Bergne, John Brodribb (1800–1873), civil servant and numismatist, was descended from a family originally of Auvergne, France, but settled in England since the French Revolution; he was born...

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