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Bacon, Robert

Calvin D. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1065 words.

Bacon, Robert (05 July 1860–29 May 1919), banker, diplomat, and soldier, was born in Jamaica Plain near Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William Benjamin Bacon and Emily Crosby Low. Raised...

Benson, Sir Reginald Lindsay [Rex] (1889–1968), army officer and merchant banker

Jehanne Wake.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1765 words.

Benson, Sir Reginald Lindsay [Rex] (1889–1968), army officer and merchant banker, was born on 20 August 1889 at 16 South Street, Mayfair, London, the second of the five children of Robert...

Bowie, Jim

Archie P. McDonald.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Banking; World History. 1176 words.

Bowie, Jim (1795– March 1836), popularizer of the bowie knife, speculator, and co-commander of Texan forces at the Alamo, was the son of Rezin Bowie and Elvy Jones; his formal given name...

Butterfield, Daniel

Edward G. Longacre.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1522 words.

Butterfield, Daniel (31 October 1831–17 July 1901), soldier and businessman, was born in Utica, New York, the son of John Butterfield, a businessman, and Malinda Harriet Baker. From his...

Chisolm, Alexander Robert

Edward G. Longacre.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1252 words.

Chisolm, Alexander Robert (19 November 1834–10 March 1910), soldier and financier, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, the son of Edward Newfville Chisolm and Mary Elizabeth Hazzard,...

Dawnay, Guy Payan (1878–1952), army officer and merchant banker

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1002 words.

Dawnay, Guy Payan (1878–1952), army officer and merchant banker, was born on 23 March 1878 at St James's Palace, London, the eldest child of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Lewis Payan Dawnay...

Escott, Bickham Aldred Cowan Sweet- (1907–1981), special operations officer and banker

Charles Cruickshank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Special and Elite Forces; Banking. 871 words.

Escott, Bickham Aldred Cowan Sweet- (1907–1981), special operations officer and banker, was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, on 6 June 1907, the eldest of four children (two sons and two...

Gilpin, William

Thomas L. Karnes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Political Theory; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1259 words.

Gilpin, William (04 October 1815–19 January 1894), geopolitician, soldier, and land speculator, was born in New Castle County, Delaware, the son of Joshua Gilpin, a manufacturer of fine...

Hambleton, Thomas Edward

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking. 885 words.

Hambleton, Thomas Edward (17 May 1829–21 September 1906), blockade runner and financier, was born in New Windsor, Maryland, the son of Thomas Edward Hambleton, a dry-goods merchant and...

Hambro, Sir Charles Jocelyn (1897–1963), merchant banker and intelligence officer

M. R. D. Foot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1504 words.

Hambro, Sir Charles Jocelyn (1897–1963), merchant banker and intelligence officer, was born on 3 October 1897 at 70 Prince's Gate, London, into a banking family of Danish origin, which had...

Hascall, Milo Smith

James K. Hogue.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Banking; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 922 words.

Hascall, Milo Smith (05 August 1829–30 August 1904), soldier and businessman, was born in Le Roy, New York, the son of Amasa Hascall and Phoebe Ann Smith, farmers. Milo Smith Hascall spent...

Hunter, David

Rod Paschall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 994 words.

Hunter, David (21 July 1802–02 February 1886), soldier and businessman, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Andrew Hunter, a minister, and Mary Stockton. His maternal grandfather was...

Kindersley, Hugh Kenyon Molesworth, second Baron Kindersley (1899–1976), merchant banker and soldier

John Orbell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Banking. 1097 words.

Kindersley, Hugh Kenyon Molesworth, second Baron Kindersley (1899–1976), merchant banker and soldier, was born at 20 Egerton Terrace, London, on 7 May 1899, the second son and second child...

Lawrence, Sir Herbert Alexander (1861–1943), army officer and banker

J. M. Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Banking. 1858 words.

Lawrence, Sir Herbert Alexander (1861–1943), army officer and banker, was born on 8 August 1861 at Southgate, London, the fourth son of Sir John Laird Mair Lawrence, later first Baron...

Maxwell, Sir Arthur (1875–1935), banker and army officer

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Banking. 1158 words.

Maxwell, Sir Arthur (1875–1935), banker and army officer, was born in Belfast, the son of William Maxwell. He was educated in Dublin and entered the civil service in 1893, and then...

Peel, Sir Sidney Cornwallis, baronet (1870–1938), soldier and financier

Pat Thane.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Banking. 859 words.

Peel, Sir Sidney Cornwallis, baronet (1870–1938), soldier and financier, was born on 3 June 1870, at 70 Eaton Place, Pimlico, London, the third son of Arthur Wellesley Peel, first Viscount...

Sporborg, Henry Nathan (1905–1985), banker and intelligence officer

M. R. D. Foot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Banking. 779 words.

Sporborg, Henry Nathan (1905–1985), banker and intelligence officer, was born on 17 September 1905 in Rugby, the elder son of Henry Nathan Sporborg, an electrical engineer, and his wife,...

Stern, Sir Albert Gerald (1878–1966), banker and developer of armoured tank construction

Kenneth Macksey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1554 words.

Stern, Sir Albert Gerald (1878–1966), banker and developer of armoured tank construction, was born on 24 September 1878, at 42 Prince's Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the second son of James...

Stradling, Sir Edward, second baronet (bap. 1600, d. 1644), speculator and royalist army officer

Lloyd Bowen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 892 words.

Stradling, Sir Edward, second baronet (bap. 1600, d. 1644), speculator and royalist army officer, was baptized at St Donat's Church, St Donats, Glamorgan, on 9 November 1600, the eldest son...

Taylor, George Francis (1903–1979), intelligence officer and banker

Mark C. Wheeler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Banking. 1321 words.

Taylor, George Francis (1903–1979), intelligence officer and banker, was born on 13 January 1903 in Windsor, Melbourne, Australia, the son of George Arthur Taylor, a merchant, and his wife,...