David Roberts

(1796—1864) artist

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ADAMS, David Robert Hutchinson (born 1951), Librarian and College Archivist, Trinity College Dublin, 2002–12

AGNEW, (Robert David) Garrick (1930 - 1987), Director, Australian Bank Ltd (Founding Chairman, 1981–85)

Alabama's Response to the Penitentiary Movement, 1829–1865. By Robert David Ward and William Warren Rogers. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003. xii, 163 pp. $55.00, isbN 0-8130-2663-6.)

All the Way with lbj: The 1964 Presidential Election. By Robert David Johnson. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. viii, 316 pp. Cloth, $80.00, ISBN 978-0-521-42595-7. Paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-521-73752-4.)

American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War. By David Kaiser. and Argument without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy. By Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight, and Robert K. Brigham with Thomas J. Biersteker and Herbert Y. Schandler.

Arnason, Johann P. & Roberts, David. Elias Canetti's Counter-Image of Society: Crowds, Power, Transformation. Woodbridge: Camden House (Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture), 2004. viii + 166 pp. £45/$65. ISBN 1–57113–160–4

AVERY, David Robert (1921 - 1983), HM Diplomatic Service, retired

BALTIMORE, David (born 1938), Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology, since 2006 (President, 1997–2006)

BARWICK, David Robert (1927 - 2001), Governor of British Virgin Islands, 1982–86

BATES, David (Robert) (1916 - 1994), Research Professor, Queen’s University, Belfast, 1976–82, then Emeritus

Bates, Sir David Robert (1916-1994), theoretical physicist

BECKHAM, David Robert Joseph (born 1975), professional footballer, 1992–2013; Captain, England Football Team, 2000–06

BELL, David (Robert) (born 1959), Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading, since 2012

BERTRAM, Robert David Darney (born 1941), Member, Competition (formerly Monopolies and Mergers) Commission, 1998–2005

BILL, David (Robert) (born 1954), Commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies, since 2012

BLACK, (Robert) David (born 1929)

BOMFORD, David Robert Lee (born 1946), Director of Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, since 2012; Secretary-General, International Institute for Conservation, 1994–2003

Book Review. Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility David Schmidtz Robert E. Goodin

BOWE, David Robert (born 1955), public affairs consultant; Member (Lab) Yorkshire and the Humber Region, European Parliament, 1999–2004 (Cleveland and Yorkshire North, 1989–94; Cleveland and Richmond, 1994–99)

BOYD, Robert (David Hugh) (born 1938), Principal, St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1996–2003; Professor of Paediatrics, 1996–2003, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Medicine), 2000–03, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 2002–03, University of London

Brand, David William Robert (1923 - 1996), a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 1972–89

CAMBER-WILLIAMS, Robert (1860 - 1924), Vicar of Lampeter, 1908; Canon Residentiary of St David’s Cathedral, 1899; Examining Chaplain to Bishop of St David’s, 1897

CARRICK-BUCHANAN, David Carrick Robert (1825 - 1904), JP, DL; Hon. Colonel 3rd and 4th Battalions Scottish Rifles

CHAPMAN, David (Robert Macgowan) (born 1941), Consultant, UBS AG (formerly Laing & Cruickshank Investment Management, then UBS Laing & Cruickshank, later UBS Wealth Management (UK) Ltd), 2002–12

CHILDS, David Robert (born 1951), Managing Partner, Clifford Chance, since 2006

Chillingworth, David Robert (born 1951), Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, since 2009

CLAYTON, David (Robert) (born 1936), Shipmaster since 1970; Director, Oceanic Lines (UK) Ltd, since 1989

Coker, David Robert (1870 - 1938), Agriculturists, Agricultural Reformers

COPE, David Robert (born 1944), education and recruitment consultant

COPE, David Robert (born 1946), Director, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, 1998–2012


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(b Stockbridge [now a district of Edinburgh], 24 Oct. 1796; d London, 25 Nov. 1864).

Scottish painter. He was apprenticed to a house painter, then worked as a scene painter for theatres in Edinburgh and Glasgow. In 1822 he settled in London and worked at the Drury Lane Theatre with his friend Clarkson Stanfield. From 1833 he travelled widely in Europe and the Mediterranean basin and made a fortune with his topographical views. He worked in oil and watercolour and published lavishly illustrated books, among them the six-volume Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (1842–9). His work can be monotonous when seen en masse, but at his best he combines bold design with precise observation.

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