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Acosta, Bertrand Blanchard

Roger D. Launius.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1347 words.

Acosta, Bertrand Blanchard (01 January 1895–01 September 1954), aviation pioneer, was born in San Diego, California, the son of Aphonse Ferdinand Acosta and Martha Blanche Snook,...

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Acworth, Sir Jacob

Brian Lavery.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 929 words.

Acworth, Sir Jacob (c. 1668–1749), shipbuilder, about whom details of parentage and early life are unknown, began his apprenticeship as a carpenter about 1682. He was probably a relative of...

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Acworth, Sir William Mitchell

C. E. R. Sherrington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Economics. 965 words.

Acworth, Sir William Mitchell (1850–1925), railway economist, was born at Rothley, Leicestershire, on 22 November 1850, the third son of the Revd William Acworth, vicar of Rothley, and his...

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Adair, Robert Gribben

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 207 words.

CBE 2015

Born Belfast, 21 Dec. 1956; s of late James Adair and Jane Adair; m 1978, Evelyn Joan; one s two d

Chief Executive, Belfast Harbour...

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Adams, Charles Francis

John F. Stover.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1393 words.

Adams, Charles Francis (27 May 1835–20 March 1915), railroad official, civic leader, and historian, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Francis Adams (1807–1886), a...

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Adams, Gladstone

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 563 words.

Adams, Gladstone (1880–1966), motorist and inventor of a windscreen wiper, was born on 16 May 1880 at 4 St Ann's Row, Newcastle upon Tyne, son of John Adams, metal merchant, and his wife,...

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Adams, Henry

Brian Lavery.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 667 words.

Adams, Henry (1713–1805), shipbuilder, was born in Deptford, the son of Anthony Adams, a shipwright at the town's royal dockyard. In 1726 he began his apprenticeship to Benjamin Slade, the...

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Adams, Richard Borlase

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Business Finance. 100 words.

CBE 1983

Born 9 Sept. 1921; s of James Elwin Cokayne Adams and Susan Mercer Porter; m 1951, Susan Elizabeth Lambert; two s one d; died 8 Nov. 2009

Managing...

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Adams, William Bridges

H. T. Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 659 words.

Adams, William Bridges (1797–1872), railway engineer, was born in Westminster, London, on 26 May 1797, the son of William Adams, a coach builder, and his wife, Ann. He showed an early...

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Addy, Mark Anthony

John Price.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1085 words.

Addy, Mark Anthony (1840–1890), boatman and life-saver, was born at 2 Stage Buildings, The Parsonage, Manchester, on 13 April 1840, the sixth of eight children of Mark Addy (1801–1865), a...

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