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Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager

Tony Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Insurance; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1834 words.

Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager, was born on 12 May 1945 at 2 Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Lancashire, the son of (James) Alan Ball, builder's joiner, later...

Bell, (Alexander) Scott (1941–2007), insurance and financial services executive

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Insurance. 1230 words.

Bell, (Alexander) Scott (1941–2007), insurance and financial services executive, was born on 4 December 1941 at Dunrowan, Falkirk, the son of William Scott Bell, physician, and his wife,...

The Costs of Being Private: Evidence from the Loan Market

Anthony Saunders and Sascha Steffen.

in The Review of Financial Studies

December 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Insurance. 14489 words.

Using a new dataset of UK-syndicated loans, we document a significant loan cost disadvantage incurred by privately held firms. For identification, we use the distance of a firm's...

Delafield, John

Robert E. Wright.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Banking. 1167 words.

Delafield, John (16 March 1748–03 July 1824), merchant and underwriter, was born in Aylesbury, Bucks, England, the son of John Delafield, a cheese merchant, and Martha Dell. Most historians...

Gaston, A. G.

Lynne B. Feldman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Banking; Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1777 words.

Gaston, A. G. (04 July 1892–19 January 1996), entrepreneur, was born Arthur George Gaston in Demopolis, Alabama, the son of Tom Gaston, a railroad worker, and Rosa Gaston (maiden name...

Perkins, George Walbridge

John A. Garraty.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Insurance; Banking. 1898 words.

Perkins, George Walbridge (31 January 1862–18 June 1920), banker and political leader, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of George W. Perkins, a prison official, and Sarah Louise...

Perry, Heman Edward

Alexa B. Henderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Banking; Business and Management. 1301 words.

Perry, Heman Edward (05 March 1873–03 January 1929), entrepreneur and bank and insurance company founder, was born in Houston, Texas, the son of John Perry and Lucy Compton. Heman Perry,...

Thornton, Richard (1776–1865), merchant, underwriter, and financier

A. C. Howe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Insurance. 810 words.

Thornton, Richard (1776–1865), merchant, underwriter, and financier, was born on 20 September 1776 in Burton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire, the third son in the family of four sons and five...