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Abbott, Adm. Sir Peter (Charles)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 143 words.

GBE 1999; KCB 1994

Born 12 Feb. 1942; s of late Lieut-Col Dennis Abbott, Royal Garwhal Rifles and Delphine McConaghey; m 1965, Susan Phillippa Grey; three d; died 28...

Abercromby, James (1706–1781), army officer and politician

Paul David Nelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; UK Politics. 714 words.

Abercromby, James (1706–1781), army officer and politician, was born in Glassaugh, Banffshire, the son of Alexander Abercromby (1677–1728), laird of Glassaugh, politician and army officer,...

Abercromby, Sir Robert (1740?–1827), army officer and administrator in India

Raymond Callahan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1225 words.

Abercromby, Sir Robert (1740?–1827), army officer and administrator in India, son of George Abercromby (1705–1800) of Tullibody and his wife, Mary, née Dundas (d. 1767), was baptized at his...

Aberdare

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Business Finance. 203 words.

KBE 1984; PC 1974; DL

Born 16 June 1919; s of 3rd Baron Aberdare, GBE, and Margaret Bethune (née Black); m 1946, Maud Helen Sarah, ...

Abinger

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 116 words.

Born 28 Sept. 1914; e s of 7th Baron and Marjorie (d 1965), 2nd d of John McPhillamy, Blair Athol, Bathurst, NSW; m...

Acland, John Dyke (1747–1778), army officer and politician

W. P. Courtney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; UK Politics. 641 words.

Acland, John Dyke (1747–1778), army officer and politician, was born on 18 February 1747 and baptized the following day at North Petherton, Somerset, the elder of the two sons of Sir Thomas...

Adair, John

Donna Grear Parker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1165 words.

Adair, John (09 January 1757–19 May 1840), soldier, politician, and governor of Kentucky, was born in Chester County, South Carolina, the son of Baron William Adair and Mary Moore. Little...

Adam, Colin Gurdon Forbes

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance. 126 words.

CSI 1924

Born 18 Dec. 1889; y s of Sir Frank Forbes Adam, 1st Bt; m 1920, Hon. Irene Constance Lawley, o c of 3rd Baron Wenlock; two ...

Adams, Charles

Kathryn D. Snavely.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1060 words.

Adams, Charles (19 December 1845–19 August 1895), soldier and diplomat, was born Karl Adam Schwanbeck in Anclam, Pomerania, Germany, the son of Karl Heinrich Schwanbeck, a cabinetmaker, and...

Agnew, Commander Sir Peter (Garnett)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 218 words.

1st Bt cr 1957

Born 9 July 1900; s of late C. L. Agnew; m 1st, 1928, Enid Frances (d 1982), d of late Henry Boan, Perth, Western Australia, and ...

Agnew, Sir Andrew Noel

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 147 words.

9th Bt cr 1629

Born 14 Aug. 1850; s of 8th Baronet and Lady Louisa, d of 1st Earl of Gainsborough; m 1889, Gertrude, d of Hon. Gowron Charles Vernon, and ...

Aiken, Air Chief Marshal Sir John (Alexander Carlisle)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 167 words.

KCB 1973 (CB 1967)

Born 22 Dec. 1921; s of Thomas Leonard and Margaret Aiken; m 1948, Pamela Jane (née Bartlett); one s one d; died 31 May 2005...

Ainsley, John William

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Business Finance. 89 words.

Born 30 June 1899; s of John George and Jane Ainsley, Co. Durham; m 1924, Maggie, d of Francis Nattrass; two d; died 23 June 1976

elementary school; evening classes;...

Albani, Dame Emma

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Music; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 118 words.

DBE 1925

Born Chambly, near Montreal, 1 Nov. 1852; née Marie Louise Emma Cecile; e d of late Joseph Lajeunesse, musician, organist, and harpist; m...null...

Albemarle

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 194 words.

MC

Born 28 Feb. 1882; e s of 8th Earl and Lady Gertrude Lucia Egerton (d 1943), only children of 1st Earl Egerton of Tatton; ...

Alexander, Maj.-Gen. Paul Donald

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Politics. 133 words.

CB 1989; MBE 1968

Born 30 Nov. 1934; s of Donald Alexander and Alice Louisa Alexander (née Dunn); mnull...

Alexander, Maj.-Gen. Sir Claud

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 85 words.

1st Bt cr 1886

Born London, 15 Jan. 1831; s of Boyd Alexander, of Ballochmyle, Ayrshire, and Southbarn, Renfrewshire; m 1863, Eliza, o d of late Alex....

Allan, Sir Henry Marshman Havelock-, first baronet (1830–1897), army officer and politician

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; UK Politics. 1883 words.

Allan, Sir Henry Marshman Havelock-, first baronet (1830–1897), army officer and politician, eldest of eight children (four surviving) of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock (1795–1857) and...

Allchin, Sir Geoffrey Cuthbert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 112 words.

KBE 1954; CMG 1945; MC 1917

Born 10 May 1895; s of late T. C. Allchin, Longfield, Kent; m 1940, Hon. Muriel Letitia Swinfen Eady (...

Allen, Ethan (1738–1789), revolutionary army officer and politician in America

Michael A. Bellesîles.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; US Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1347 words.

Allen, Ethan (1738–1789), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born on 10 January 1738 in Litchfield, Connecticut, the eldest of the seven children of Joseph Allen...