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Addis, Sir Charles Stewart (1861–1945), banker and government adviser

Roberta Allbert Dayer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1170 words.

Addis, Sir Charles Stewart (1861–1945), banker and government adviser, was born on 23 November 1861 in Edinburgh, the youngest of twelve children of the Revd Thomas Addis (1813–1899), a...

Armstrong, William, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980), civil servant and banker

Kevin Theakston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 2534 words.

Armstrong, William, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980), civil servant and banker, was born in the Salvation Mothers' Home, Mare Street, Clapton, London, on 3 March 1915, the elder...

Brand, Robert Henry, Baron Brand (1878–1963), merchant banker and public servant

Kathleen Burk.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1799 words.

Brand, Robert Henry, Baron Brand (1878–1963), merchant banker and public servant, was born on 30 October 1878 in Kensington, London, the seventh child and fourth son of Henry Robert Brand,...

Chamier, Anthony (1725–1780), financier and government official

W. P. Courtney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Banking. 482 words.

Chamier, Anthony (1725–1780), financier and government official, was born on 6 October 1725 and baptized on 19 October 1725 at the French Huguenot chapel in Threadneedle Street, London, the...

Finlaison, John (1783–1860), civil servant and government actuary

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Insurance. 2276 words.

Finlaison, John (1783–1860), civil servant and government actuary, was born on 27 August 1783 at Thurso, Caithness, the eldest son of Donald Finlayson (1761–1790), fisherman, who had six...

Fox, Sir Stephen (1627–1716), financier and government official

Michael J. Braddick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Banking. 3193 words.

Fox, Sir Stephen (1627–1716), financier and government official, was born in Farley, Wiltshire, the seventh of ten children of William Fox (d. 1652) and his wife, Margaret Pavey. His...

Hancock, Sir David John Stowell (1934–2013), civil servant and banker

Michael Scholar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1635 words.

Hancock, Sir David John Stowell (1934–2013), civil servant and banker, was born on 27 March 1934 at 80 Croydon Road, Beckenham, Kent, the son of Alfred George Hancock (1898–1955), a...

Harcourt, William Edward, second Viscount Harcourt (1908–1979), merchant banker and public servant

Kathleen Burk.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1413 words.

Harcourt, William Edward, second Viscount Harcourt (1908–1979), merchant banker and public servant, was born on 5 October 1908 at 14 Berkeley Square, London, the fourth child and only son...

Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London

Jenny Stratford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Banking. 1563 words.

Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London, is of unknown origins, but by 1368 he was active in the drapery trade and had made the first of three prudent marriages. His...

Kindersley, Robert Molesworth, first Baron Kindersley (1871–1954), merchant banker and organizer of the National Savings movement

John Orbell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Banking. 2492 words.

Kindersley, Robert Molesworth, first Baron Kindersley (1871–1954), merchant banker and organizer of the National Savings movement, was born at the Clock House, Wanstead, Essex, on 20...

May, George Ernest, first Baron May (1871–1946), insurance official and government adviser

Oliver M. Westall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 2601 words.

May, George Ernest, first Baron May (1871–1946), insurance official and government adviser, was born on 20 June 1871 at Cheshunt, the younger son of William C. May, grocer and wine...

Mortlock, John (bap. 1755, d. 1816), banker and mayor of Cambridge

John D. Pickles.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Banking. 816 words.

Mortlock, John (bap. 1755, d. 1816), banker and mayor of Cambridge, was born at Cambridge and baptized at St Edward's Church there on 17 October 1755, the only son of John Mortlock (d....

Nesbitt, John (1745/6–1817)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking. 3 words.

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Niemeyer, Sir Otto Ernst (1883–1971), civil servant and banker

Susan Howson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1434 words.

Niemeyer, Sir Otto Ernst (1883–1971), civil servant and banker, was born in Streatham, London, on 23 November 1883, the eldest of three children and only surviving son of Ernst August...

Pessagno, Sir Antonio (b. c. 1280, d. in or after 1334), financier and administrator

E. B. Fryde.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 987 words.

Pessagno, Sir Antonio (b. c. 1280, d. in or after 1334), financier and administrator, was a native of Genoa, where he was born probably about 1280. His historical importance...

Roll, Eric, Baron Roll of Ipsden (1907–2005), economist, public servant, and banker

Frances Cairncross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Economics. 4476 words.

Roll, Eric, Baron Roll of Ipsden (1907–2005), economist, public servant, and banker, was born Erich Roll on 1 December 1907 in Nowosielitza, near Czernowitz, in the duchy of Bukowina,...

Ryrie, Sir William Sinclair (1928–2012), civil servant and World Bank official

Hugh Pemberton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1294 words.

Ryrie, Sir William Sinclair (1928–2012), civil servant and World Bank official, was born in Calcutta on 10 November 1928, the son of the Revd Dr Frank Ryrie (1891–1962), Church of Scotland...

Smith, Sir Henry Babington (1863–1923), civil servant and financier

William C. Lubenow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1189 words.

Smith, Sir Henry Babington (1863–1923), civil servant and financier, was born on 29 January 1863 at Riverbank, Putney, the London home of his father, Archibald Smith (1813–1872), barrister...

Stratton, Adam of (d. 1292x4), administrator and moneylender

Robert C. Stacey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1239 words.

Stratton, Adam of (d. 1292x4), administrator and moneylender, was the son of Thomas de Argoges (or Arwillis) of Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire. Of his early life, nothing is known. The...

Watson, Sir Alfred William (1870–1936), actuary and civil servant

John Macnicol.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Insurance. 953 words.

Watson, Sir Alfred William (1870–1936), actuary and civil servant, was born at 11 James Street, Bristol, on 11 March 1870, son of Alfred Reuben Watson (b. 1845), violinist and composer, who...