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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...

Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth

Patrick G. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2283 words.

Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth (06 November 1841–16 April 1915), U.S. senator, congressman, and businessman, was born in Foster, Rhode Island, the son of Anan Aldrich and Abby Burgess, farmers....

Anderson, Sir Alan Garrett (1877–1952), public servant and shipowner

Freda Harcourt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1382 words.

Anderson, Sir Alan Garrett (1877–1952), public servant and shipowner, was born in London on 9 March 1877, the only son of James George Skelton Anderson and his wife, Elizabeth Garrett...

Attygalle, Gen. Don Sepala

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 92 words.

Hon. LVO 1954

Born 14 Oct. 1921; m 1958, Ithali Mercia Attygalle; one s.; died 15 Jan. 2001

Chairman and Managing Director, Air Lanka Ltd, 1993–95; High...

Balfour, Harold Harington, first Baron Balfour of Inchrye (1897–1988), airman, businessman, and politician

P. B. Lucas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; UK Politics. 959 words.

Balfour, Harold Harington, first Baron Balfour of Inchrye (1897–1988), airman, businessman, and politician, was born on 1 November 1897 in Farnham, Surrey, the younger son and second of the...

Barlow, Joel

Carla J. Mulford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Diplomatic History; International Relations; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2713 words.

Barlow, Joel (24 March 1754–26 December 1812), businessman, diplomat, and poet, was born in Redding, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Barlow and Esther Hull, fairly well-to-do farmers. Barlow...

Barnes, Julius Howland

Ellis W. Hawley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1176 words.

Barnes, Julius Howland (02 February 1873–17 April 1959), industrialist and government official, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Lucien Jerome Barnes, a banker, and Julia Hill....

Barton, Robert [called Hob a Barton] (d. 1540), sea captain and administrator

Athol Murray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Political Institutions; Public Administration; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1319 words.

Barton, Robert [called Hob a Barton] (d. 1540), sea captain and administrator, known to the English as the pirate Hob a Barton, was one of three sons of John Barton, sea captain in Leith,...

Beckett, Sir Edmund [known as Edmund Denison], fourth baronet (1787–1874), railway promoter and politician

Iain McLean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 903 words.

Beckett, Sir Edmund [known as Edmund Denison], fourth baronet (1787–1874), railway promoter and politician, was born at Gledhow Hall, Leeds, on 29 January 1787, the sixth son of the banker...

Beckett, Sir Terence (Norman)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 400 words.

KBE 1987 (CBE 1974); Kt 1978; DL

Born 13 Dec. 1923; s of late Horace Norman Beckett, MBE and Clarice Lillian (née Allsopp); m 1950, Sylvia Gladys Asprey (...

Billing, Noel Pemberton (1881–1948), aviator and self-publicist

G. R. Searle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Social and Cultural History; UK Politics. 721 words.

Billing, Noel Pemberton (1881–1948), aviator and self-publicist, was born on 31 January 1881 in Hampstead, the youngest child of Charles Eardley Billing, a Birmingham iron-founder, and his...

Blogg, Henry George (1876–1954), lifeboat coxswain

H. M. Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Political Institutions; Public Administration; World History; Travel and Holiday. 576 words.

Blogg, Henry George (1876–1954), lifeboat coxswain, was born in Cromer on 6 February 1876, the son of Ellen Blogg. He was educated at the Goldsmiths' School, Cromer, where he proved quick...

Bluck, Duncan Robert Yorke

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance. 145 words.

CBE 1990 (OBE 1984)

Born 19 March 1927; s of Thomas Edward Bluck and Ida Bluck; m 1952, Stella Wardlaw Murdoch; one s three d; died 6 Oct. 2015...

Boteler, Alexander Robinson

Richard E. Beringer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1111 words.

Boteler, Alexander Robinson (16 May 1815–08 May 1892), congressman and businessman, was born in Shepherdstown, Virginia (now W.Va.), the son of Henry Boteler, a physician, and Priscilla...

Brabazon, John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-, first Baron Brabazon of Tara (1884–1964), aviator and politician

Kenneth Rose.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; UK Politics. 1346 words.

Brabazon, John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-, first Baron Brabazon of Tara (1884–1964), aviator and politician, was born in London on 8 February 1884, the younger son in the family of two sons...

Brice, Calvin Stewart

Thomas S. Mach.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; US Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1435 words.

Brice, Calvin Stewart (17 September 1845–15 December 1898), U.S. senator, railroad builder, and financier, was born in Denmark, Ohio, the son of William Kilpatrick Brice, a Presbyterian...

Broodbank, Sir Joseph Guinness (1857–1944), docks administrator and public servant

R. R. Aspinall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 883 words.

Broodbank, Sir Joseph Guinness (1857–1944), docks administrator and public servant, was born on 15 July 1857 at Poplar, London, the eldest son of Caleb Broodbank, accountant, of Folkestone,...

Brown, Albert Richard (1839–1913), shipping agent and consul for Japan

Iain F. Russell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1090 words.

Brown, Albert Richard (1839–1913), shipping agent and consul for Japan, was born on 29 August 1839 at Ringwood, in Hampshire, the son of Richard Brown, wine merchant and clerk to the...

Bullock, Rufus Brown

Elizabeth Studley Nathans.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1373 words.

Bullock, Rufus Brown (28 March 1834–27 April 1907), businessman and Reconstruction governor of Georgia, was born in Bethlehem, New York, the son of Volckert Veeder Bullock, a foundry...

Burns, Otway, Jr.

Max R. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1084 words.

Burns, Otway, Jr. (1775–25 October 1850), privateer, shipbuilder, and state legislator, was born on Queen’s Creek, Onslow County, North Carolina, the son of Otway Burns and Lisanah (maiden...