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Denis Ranque

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Denis Ranque

Denis Ranque (born 7 January 1952 in Marseille) is a French businessman who served as CEO and chairman of Thales Group from 1998 until 2009. Career In 1998, Ranque was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thomson-CSF group, now called Thales. In 2008, his total salary including bonuses and options was €1.8 million.[1] By 2009, he came under increased pressure to step down after Dassault Aviation became the group’s core industrial shareholder.[2] He resigned from this position in May 2009. In 2013, EADS appointed proposed Ranque as its next chairman under a new shareholder structure, replacing Arnaud Lagardère. The French government had initially backed Anne Lauvergeon for the role but EADS insisted on picking one of the board’s independent majority in an effort to curb political influence from France and Germany.[3] Other activities Corporate boards Airbus, Chairman of the Board of Directors (since 2013)[4][5] CMA CGM, Independent Member of the Board of Directors Saint-Gobain, Ind

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Israel Rokach

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Israel Rokach

Israel Rokach, Honorary CBE (Hebrew: ישראל רוקח‎; December 31, 1896 – September 13, 1959) was an Israeli politician, Knesset member, and second mayor of Tel Aviv from November 15, 1936 until April 13, 1953. Biography Israel Rokach was born in 1896 in Neve Tzedek, then part of Jaffa. His mother was Rachel Rokach (born in 1863). His father, Shimon Rokach (born in 1863), a journalist, was one of the founders of the neighborhood.[1] His grandfather, Israel Beck, revived the Hebrew printing industry in Palestine.[1] Rokach attended a cheder and then an Alliance Israélite Universelle school. He traveled to Switzerland, where he continued his education at a high school in Lausanne and then studied electrical engineering at the Zürich polytechnic. In 1920, Israel Rokach moved to the United Kingdom, where he worked as an electrical engineer. In 1922, he returned to Jaffa, where he opened a store for electrical supplies. In 1933, Rokach married Esther Epstein. Rokach died in 1959 and was buried in Trumpeldor Cemete

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Vittorio Merloni

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Vittorio Merloni

Vittorio Merloni (30 April 1933 – 18 June 2016) was an Italian entrepreneur and industrialist. He was the honorary chairman of Indesit (chaired by his son Andrea Merlon) and Fineldo (chaired by his daughter Antonella), the family holding company that controls Indesit and other group interests.[1][2] Early life Vittorio Merloni was the son of Aristide Merloni. He had a degree in economics and commerce from the University of Perugia. Career His entrepreneurial career began in the 1960s in the family business. In 1975 he founded Merloni Elettrodomestici (renamed Indesit in 2005) and he became the chairman, holding the position continuously until 29 April 2010, when he left the presidency to his son Andrea and he was appointed honorary chairman. The company, listed on the Milan stock exchange since 1987, is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and distributors of large home appliances (washing machines, dryers, washer-dryer, dishwashers, fridges, freezers, cookers, hoods, ovens and hobs). He became preside

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Edwin L. Sibert

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Edwin L. Sibert

Edwin Luther Sibert (March 2, 1897 – December 16, 1977) was a United States Army officer with the rank of Major General and served as intelligence officer during World War II and post-war Europe where he assisted in the creation of the Gehlen Organization.[2] He would return to the United States and briefly serve in the Central Intelligence Group, the forerunner of the modern CIA. He was the son of Major General William L. Sibert and the brother of Major General Franklin C. Sibert. A graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1918, he would receive the Distinguished Service Medal three times for his service during World War II and the Cold War.[3][4] Early life and education Sibert was born on March 2, 1897, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Major General William L. Sibert and his wife Mary Margaret Cummings Sibert. He would be raised on military tradition, his grandfather William J. Sibert and great-uncle William B. Beeson having served in the Confederate army, and his father in the United States Army.[5

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Victoria Ocampo

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Victoria Ocampo

Victoria Ocampo, c. 1925. Rabindranath Tagore and Victoria at "Villa Ocampo" Sur Magazine, 1952 Victoria Ocampo CBE (7 April 1890 – 27 January 1979) was an Argentine writer and intellectual, described by Jorge Luis Borges as La mujer más argentina ("The quintessential Argentine woman"). Best known as an advocate for others and as publisher of the literary magazine Sur, she was also a writer and critic in her own right and one of the most prominent South American women of her time. Her sister, Silvina Ocampo, also a writer, was married to Adolfo Bioy Casares. Biography Villa Ocampo, the writer's San Isidro home, now a cultural center. Born Ramona Victoria Epifanía Rufina Ocampo in Buenos Aires into a high society family, she was educated at home by a French governess. She would later write, "the alphabet-book in which I learned to read was French, as was the hand that taught me to draw those first letters."[1][2] She is sometimes said to have attended the Sorbonne: on page 39 of her biography of

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Sylvie Guillem

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Sylvie Guillem

Sylvie Guillem CBE (French: ; born 23 February 1965) is a French ballet dancer. Guillem was the top-ranking female dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet from 1984 to 1989, before becoming a principal guest artist with the Royal Ballet in London. She has performed contemporary dance as an Associate Artist of London's Sadler's Wells Theatre. Her most notable performances have included those in Giselle and in Rudolf Nureyev's stagings of Swan Lake and Don Quixote. In November 2014, she announced her retirement from the stage in 2015.[1][2] Early life Guillem was born on 25 February 1965 in Paris. As a child, she trained in gymnastics under the instruction of her mother, a gymnastics teacher.[3] In 1977 at age 11, she began training at the Paris Opera Ballet School where Claude Bessy, then director of the school, immediately noticed her exceptional capacities and potential, and in 1981 at age 16, she joined the company's corps de ballet.[3] Initially she hated dancing, preferring gymnastics, but after taking part

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Pavel Kutakhov

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Pavel Kutakhov

Pavel Stepanovich Kutakhov (Russian: Павел Степанович Кутахов; 16 August [O.S. 3 August] 1914 – 3 December 1984) was Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Air Forces between 1969 and 1984, Chief Marshal of Aviation since 1972, twice Hero of Soviet Union (1943, 1984), Honored Pilot of USSR (1966).[1] After the Israeli Operation Mole Cricket 19 in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon in 1982, when large numbers of Soviet-built Syrian fighters and surface-to-air missiles were destroyed, Kutakhov travelled to Syria to evaluate the outcome. Awards and honors Soviet Twice Hero of the Soviet Union (1 May 1943 and 15 August 1984) Four Order of Lenin (1 May 1943, 15 August 1974, 21 February 1978, and 15 August 1984) Order of the October Revolution (4 May 1972) Five Order of the Red Banner (1 May 1942, 13 July 1942, 22 February 1955, 31 December 1956, 22 February 1968) Order of Kutuzov 1st class (4 November 1981) Order of Alexander Nevsky (5 November 1944) Order of the Patriotic War 1st class (22 September 1943) Two O

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François Crouzet

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François Crouzet

François Crouzet (20 October 1922 – 20 March 2010) was a French historian. Considered the greatest French historian of Britain of his generation, he was Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne at the time of his death.[1][2][3][4] Life and career Crouzet was born in Monts-sur-Guesnes, the son of Maurice Crouzet who served as the Inspector General for History under France's Ministry of National Education. After graduating with his Baccalauréat from the Lycée Hoche in 1939, he was admitted to the École Normale Supérieure which his father had also attended. He passed his Agrégation in history with full marks in 1945 and began teaching at a lycée in Beauvais. Between 1946 and 1949 he was in the UK on fellowships to carry out research in British history that would ultimately form the basis of his doctoral dissertation. Based at the London School of Economics and the Institute of Historical Research and spending much of his time in the Public Record Office, he became a life-long A

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Jules Elby

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Jules Elby

Jules Désiré Elby (25 November 1857 – 2 July 1933) was a French industrialist and Democratic Republican Alliance politician who represented Pas-de-Calais in the Senate between 1923 and 1933. He was also Director-General of the Bruay Mining Company. Early life Elby was born in Gonnelieu, Cambrésis, the son of Jules Émile Elby (a cotton weaver) and Virginie Josèphe Mignot. At the age of 18 he entered the Bruay Mining Company as a labourer.[1] Career Elby remained with the Bruay Mining Company for 58 years, becoming Director-General in 1899 and finally Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1924.[2] During the First World War he was commissioned by the French Army to administer Bruay-la-Buissière and ensure that the town maintained its coal production, despite its very close proximity to the fighting on the Western Front. His political career began in 1899, when he was elected mayor of Bruay-en-Artois. Elby was conseiller général of Houdain from 1901 to 1919. On 7 January 1923 he stood in a by-election to th

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Camila Batmanghelidjh

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Camila Batmanghelidjh

Camila Batmanghelidjh, CBE (Persian: کامیلا باتمانقلیچ‎ Kamylā Batmanghelych; born 1963) is an Iranian-born author and former charity executive in the United Kingdom.[1][2][3] She is best known as the founder of Kids Company, a charity which worked with marginalised children and young people in the UK.[4][5] Between 1996 and 2015, Batmanghelidjh became a high-profile "media darling", fêted by celebrities and politicians for her work with Kids Company.[6] In 2007, The Guardian described her as "one of the most powerful advocates for vulnerable children in the country".[7] She was dubbed the "Angel of Peckham".[8] In 2015, amid allegations of mismanagement and the squandering of funds, Batmanghelidjh was forced to step down as the charity's chief executive, and Kids Company was closed, by then insolvent, despite receiving millions of pounds in government funding.[9][10] Early life Batmanghelidjh was born in 1963 in Tehran, Iran, the third of four children, to Fereydoon Batmanghelidj (c. 1931–2004), a doctor

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Sam Wanamaker

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Sam Wanamaker

Samuel Wanamaker, CBE (born Wattenmacker; June 14, 1919 – December 18, 1993) was an American actor and director who moved to the UK, after becoming fearful of being blacklisted in Hollywood due to his communist sympathies. He is credited as the person most responsible for saving The Rose Theatre (1988+), which led to the modern recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, where he is commemorated in the name of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the site's second theatre. Early years Wanamaker was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of tailor Maurice Wattenmacker (Manus Watmakher)[1] and Molly (née Bobele). His parents were Ukrainian Jews from Nikolayev. He was the younger of two brothers, the elder being William, long-term cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He trained at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and began working with summer stock theatre companies in Chicago and northern Wisconsin, where he helped build the stage of the Peninsula Players Theatre in 1937. Career Wanamaker began his acti

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Dan Rooney

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Dan Rooney

Daniel Milton Rooney (July 20, 1932 – April 13, 2017) was an American executive and diplomat best known for his association with the Pittsburgh Steelers, an American football team in the National Football League (NFL),[3] and son of the Steelers' founder, Art Rooney. He held various roles within the organization, most notably as president, owner and chairman. Rooney implemented a philosophy and management style that emphasized open, practical and efficient management. The Steelers were very successful during his tenure, winning fifteen division championships, eight AFC Championships, and an NFL record six Super Bowl Championships. In 2000, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game. He was also credited with spearheading a requirement that NFL teams with head coach and general manager vacancies interview at least one minority candidate, which has become known as the "Rooney Rule". Outside of football, Rooney served as the United States Ambassador to Ireland, from July

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Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein CBE (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer and alleged sex offender. He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced several successful independent films, including Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), The Crying Game (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), and Shakespeare in Love (1998).[1] Weinstein won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love, and seven Tony Awards for plays and musicals, including The Producers, Billy Elliot the Musical, and August: Osage County.[2] After leaving Miramax, Weinstein and his brother Bob founded The Weinstein Company, a mini-major film studio. He was co-chairman, alongside Bob, from 2005 to 2017. In October 2017, following sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein, he was dismissed from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[3][4] By October 31, over 80 women had made allegations against Weinstein.[5]

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Robert M. Danford

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Robert M. Danford

Robert M. Danford (July 7, 1879 - September 12, 1974) was an American military leader. A career officer in the United States Army, he served in both World War I and World War II, and attained the rank of major general. His notable assignments included Commandants of Cadets at the United States Military Academy and Chief of Field Artillery. Born in New Boston, Illinois as the son of a Union Army veteran of the American Civil War, Danford graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1904, and began a long career in the Army's Field Artillery branch. He worked his way through the ranks in staff positions of increasing responsibility, and commanded a battery on the Arizona-Mexico border during the Border War that took place at the time of the Mexican Revolution. During World War I, Danford commanded several units and trained National Guard and regular Army artillery soldiers for service in France, and received promotion to temporary brigadier general. After World War I, Danford continued to serve in hig

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George F. Hussey Jr.

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George F. Hussey Jr.

George Frederick Hussey Jr. (June 15, 1894 – April 17, 1983) was United States Navy Vice admiral during World War II, who served as the Chief of Naval Ordnance from December 1943 to September 1947.[1] Early years in the Navy George Frederick Hussey Jr. was born on June 15, 1894 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and graduated in 1916 with the rank of Ensign. He was subsequently assigned to USS Pennsylvania and served in Atlantic during World War I. Hussey served with Pennsylvania until 1920 and then attended the postgraduate course at United States Naval Academy. In the interwar period, Hussey served in the various navy assignments, including service at Washington Navy Yard, as aide to Commander of Battleship Division Three or as executive officer of destroyer USS Farquhar. World War II During the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, Hussey served with the USS Hopkins within directing the off-shore patrol off Hawaii. Hussey was ordered to Washingt

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Rozhdestvensky at the Prague Spring Festival in 2007 Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky, CBE (Russian: Генна́дий Никола́евич Рожде́ственский; 4 May 1931 – 16 June 2018[1]) was a Soviet and Russian conductor,[2] People's Artist of the USSR (1976), and Hero of Socialist Labour (1990). Biography Gennady Rozhdestvensky was born in Moscow. His parents were the noted conductor and pedagogue Nikolai Anosov and soprano Natalya Rozhdestvenskaya. His given name was Gennady Nikolayevich Anosov, but he adopted his mother’s maiden name in its masculine form for his professional career so as to avoid the appearance of nepotism. His younger brother, the painter P.N. Anosov, retained their father's name.[3] He studied conducting with his father at the Moscow Conservatory and piano with Lev Oborin. Already known for having conducted Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre at the age of 20, he quickly established his reputation. He premiered many works by Soviet composers, including Edison Denisov's Le

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Harry K. Pickett

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Harry K. Pickett

Harry Kleinbeck Pickett (January 9, 1888 – March 19, 1965) was a decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of major general. He is most noted for his service during the training of Marine units during World War II. He finished his career as commanding general of Troop Training Unit, Amphibious Training Command, Pacific Fleet. Early years Harry K. Pickett was born on January 9, 1888, in Ridgeway, a town in South Carolina, the son of James Cason and Wilhelmina (Heins) Pickett. Following high school, Pickett enrolled in The Citadel in Charleston. While there, he served as first drum major of the Regimental Band, when it was organized in 1909. Pickett graduated in 1911 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps on March 15, 1912.[1][2] Pickett's first assignment was at Marine Officers' School at Norfolk Navy Yard, in Virginia, where he underwent officer training. Upon graduation in June 1914, Pickett was attached to the

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Reid Hoffman

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Reid Hoffman

Reid Garrett Hoffman CBE[3] (born August 5, 1967) is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman was the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily for professional networking. He is currently a partner at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners. On the Forbes 2019 list of the world's billionaires, Hoffman was ranked #1349 with a net worth of US$1.8 billion.[4] Early life and education Hoffman was born in Palo Alto, California, to Deanna Ruth (Rutter) and William Parker Hoffman, Jr., and grew up in Berkeley, California. His paternal great-great-great-grandfather was Theophilus Adam Wylie, a Christian Presbyterian minister and Indiana University president pro tempore.[5][6][7] Reid's uncle Eric Hoffman is a writer.[8][9] Hoffman described himself an avid tabletop roleplaying gamer as a child.[10] His first paid job (at age 12) was as an editor at the game company Chaosium, then based in Oakland near his home.[11] Although

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Yoshiji Nogami

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Yoshiji Nogami

Yoshiji Nogami (野上 義二, Nogami Yoshiji, born June 19, 1942) is a Japanese diplomat. He joined the Japanese ministry of Foreign Affairs during the late 1960s. On January 30, 2002 he was dismissed from his position as Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs following disagreement with Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka over the participation of two NGOs in the conference regarding the reconstruction of Afghanistan, then held in Tokyo.[1] From 2002 to 2004 served as Minister at the Japanese Embassy in the United Kingdom, and from 2004 to 2008 as Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom. See also 26th G8 summit: served as a sherpa (emissary). Crayon Shin-chan: Fierceness That Invites Storm! The Singing Buttocks Bomb Chatham House References "Koizumi sacks Tanaka, Nogami" The Japan Times, January 31, 2002 External links "Nogami named ambassador to Britain" Japan Times, August 28, 2004 Diplomatic posts Preceded byMasaki Orita Ambassador of Japan to United Kingdom2004-2008 Succeeded byShin Ebihara

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Pertti Salolainen

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Pertti Salolainen

Pertti Edvard Salolainen CBE[1] (born 19 October 1940 Helsinki) is a Finnish politician. He has served as MP from the National Coalition Party (1970–1996, 2007–2019) and party chairman (1991–1994) and Minister (1987–1995).[2] Salolainen worked before the MP career in Finnish Broadcasting Company between 1962–1969 as a journalist and producer. Between 1996 and 2004, he was the Finnish Ambassador in London.[2] Career Salolainen was born on 19 October 1940 in Helsinki during the Interim Peace period to the family of sergeant Edvard Salolainen and the shopkeeper Ella Salolainen (née Lundqvist) He graduated as Master of Science in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics in 1969. Salolainen began his career as a Finnish Broadcasting Company's television newsreader and editor in 1962–1965. He was a producer of Finnish Broadcasting Company's financial programs from 1965 to 1966, BBC World Service Finnish language editorial editor in London in 1966 and Finnish Broadcasting Company's correspondent in Londo

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Pierre Boulez

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Pierre Boulez

Boulez in 1968 Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez CBE (French: ; 26 March 1925 – 5 January 2016) was a French composer, conductor, writer and founder of several musical institutions. He was one of the dominant figures of the post-war classical music world. Born in Montbrison in the Loire department of France, the son of an engineer, Boulez studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Olivier Messiaen, and privately with Andrée Vaurabourg and René Leibowitz. He began his professional career in the late 1940s as music director of the Renaud-Barrault theatre company in Paris. As a young composer in the 1950s he quickly became a leading figure in avant-garde music, playing an important role in the development of integral serialism and controlled chance music. From the 1970s onwards he pioneered the electronic transformation of instrumental music in real time. His tendency to revise earlier compositions meant that his body of completed works was relatively small, but it included pieces regarded by many as landmarks of twe

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Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales

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Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales

Arnaldo Augusto de Oliveira Sales, GBM, CBE, JP, GCIH, (Chinese: 沙利士, born 13 January 1920 in Guangdong)[1] is a Hong Kong sports figure who is chairman of the Hong Kong Olympic Academy and former president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong.[2][3] He was for many years the unofficial member of the Urban Council and became its first unofficial chairman from 1973-81. He was also a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee. Biography Sales was born in Shameen, Canton in the French concession in about 1920, where his great great grandfather settled in. He came to Hong Kong at the age of 8 and attended several Roman Catholic schools, including La Salle College and St Joseph's Seminary, Macau. After he returned to Hong Kong, he attended a business school to prepare for joining the family business. He evacuated to Macau with other third nationals during the Second World War. After he returned to Hong Kong, Sales married his childhood friend, Edith. He helped the Rehabilit

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Stanisław Witkowski

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Stanisław Witkowski

Stanisław Witkowski CBE (Hon.) (23 April 1883 – 28 August 1957), was an officer, engineer and military industry organiser in the Polish Army, Hononary Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[1] Stanisław Witkowski (right) in the uniform of the Polish Legions in World War I Background and early life As a secondary school student Stanisław Witkowski was a member of "Association of the Polish Youth "Zet"/"Zarzewie", clandestine organisations fighting for the independence of Poland. In 1912 he studied at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lwów (Lviv) Polytechnic. There he joined the ranks of the Polish Rifle Squads (organised by Zarzewie), serving in the 1st Academic Company. Following the outbreak of the First World War he volunteered for the Polish Legions, fighting with distinction in the 1st Artillery Regiment. After the so-called "oath crisis" the Polish Legions were disbanded and the legionnaires, including Stanisław Witkowski, were interned by the Germans in the camps of Szczypiorno and Łomż

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William H. Janeway

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William H. Janeway

William Hall "Bill" Janeway (born May 3, 1943) is an American venture capitalist and economist. His work on the innovation economy emphasizes the strategic role played by the state and by financial speculators—sources of investment unconcerned with economic value—in overcoming fundamental uncertainty and driving the development and deployment of transformational technologies. Early life and academic career Bill Janeway was born on May 3, 1943 in Manhattan, the second son of Elizabeth Janeway, author and critic, and Eliot Janeway, political economy columnist. He attended Trinity School in New York, from which he graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1961, and Princeton University, from which he graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1965. He received a Marshall Scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he matriculated at Pembroke College and received a Ph.D. in economics in 1971.[1] His doctoral thesis on "The Economic Policies of the Labour Government of 1929-1931" was supervised by Profess

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Stanisław Sosabowski

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Stanisław Sosabowski

Stanisław Franciszek Sosabowski CBE (Polish pronunciation: ; 8 May 1892 – 25 September 1967) was a Polish general in World War II.[1] He fought in the Battle of Arnhem (Netherlands) in 1944 as commander of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade. Early military career Early years and studies Stanisław Sosabowski was born on 8 May 1892, in Stanislau (Polish: Stanisławów), in a railway workers' family. He graduated from a local gymnasium and in 1910 he was accepted as a student of the faculty of economy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. However, the death of his father and the poor financial situation of his family forced him to abandon his studies and return to Stanislau. There he became a member of Drużyny Strzeleckie, a semi-clandestine Polish national paramilitary organisation. He was soon promoted to the head of all Polish Scouting groups in the area. World War I In 1913, Sosabowski was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army. After training, he was promoted to the rank of corporal, serving

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Clovis E. Byers

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Clovis E. Byers

Clovis E. Byers (November 5, 1899 – December 13, 1973) was an American soldier and general in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his role as Chief of Staff of the Eighth Army in the South West Pacific Area during World War II and in the Occupation of Japan. He was wounded while leading American troops from the front at the Battle of Buna-Gona, and also played an important part in the fighting at Lone Tree Hill, Biak, and the Philippines campaign (1944–45). After the war, he commanded the famous 82nd Airborne Division. He commanded the X Corps in the Korean War and as such was in overall command at the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge and the Battle of Bloody Ridge. Education and early life Clovis Ethelbert Byers was born in Columbus, Ohio on 5 November 1899. He entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1916. He attended Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio from 1917 to 1918 before graduating from West Point from 15 June 1920. He was commissioned as a Second Lie

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Robert Merrill Lee

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Robert Merrill Lee

General Robert Merrill Lee CBE (April 13, 1909 – June 29, 2003) was the air deputy to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, with the responsibility of assisting SACEUR in developing, training and employing NATO combat forces for the defense of allied Europe. Biography Early career Lee was born in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, educated in the public schools in Augusta, Maine, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in June 1931. After attending Air Corps Flying Schools at Randolph and Kelly fields, Texas, General Lee received his wings in October 1932. He was assigned to the 55th Pursuit Squadron of the 20th Pursuit Group at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. While at Barksdale he performed pilot and other squadron officer duties. In early 1934 when U.S. airmail contracts were cancelled by the president, Lieutenant Lee joined other officers in his group flying the airmail in the central zone. In May 1937 he was assigned to the First Cavalry (Mechanized) at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In addi

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Frank S. Besson Jr.

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Frank S. Besson Jr.

Frank Schaffer Besson Jr., CBE (May 30, 1910 – July 15, 1985) was born on May 30, 1910 in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a West Point graduate and a Colonel in the Corps of Engineers. Frank S. Besson Jr. graduated seventh in his class from the United States Military Academy in 1932. In 1935, he received a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His early career was noted for the role he played in the development of portable military pipelines, steel landing mats for airplanes, and steel treadway bridges. He is credited with the studies leading to the Army's adoption of the Bailey bridge, used extensively in all theaters in World War II. He became Assistant Director of the Third Military Railway Service (with rank of Lieutenant Colonel) in 1943, and was promoted to Director (with rank of Colonel) the following year. As Director of the Third Military Railway Service in Iran from 1944 to 1945, Besson ensured the flow of war materials to the Russian forces through the Persian Corridor.

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Michael Batty

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Michael Batty

Michael Batty CBE, FBA, FRS, FAcSS (born 11 January 1945) is a British urban planner, geographer and spatial data scientist, and a Bartlett Professor of Planning in The Bartlett at University College London .[1][2] He has been Director—now Chairman—of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, set up when he was appointed to UCL in 1995.[3] His research and the work of CASA is focused on computer models of city systems. He was awarded the William Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2011 for his book Cities and Complexity, the same prize a second time for his book The New Science of Cities in 2017-2018, the University Consortium GIS Research Award in 2012,[4] and the Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud, the so-called 'Nobel for geography', in 2013. In 2015, he was awarded the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and in 2016, the Gold Medal of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). He also received the Senior Scholar Award of the Complex Systems Society in Septemb

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Emmanuel Macron

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Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron (French: ; born 21 December 1977) is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. Born in Amiens, Macron studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, later completing a master's degree in public affairs at Sciences Po and graduating from the École nationale d'administration in 2004. He worked as a senior civil servant at the Inspectorate General of Finances and later became an investment banker at Rothschild & Co. Macron was appointed a deputy secretary general by President François Hollande shortly after his election in May 2012, making Macron one of Hollande's senior advisers. He was later appointed to the Cabinet as Minister of the Economy and Industry in August 2014 by Prime Minister Manuel Valls. In this role, Macron championed a number of business-friendly reforms. He resigned from the Cabinet in August 2016, launching a campaign for the 2017 presidential election. Although Macron had been a me

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Henry D. Linscott

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Henry D. Linscott

Henry Dallas Linscott (September 3, 1894 – October 17, 1973) was a decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of lieutenant general. He is most noted for his service on the staff of Amphibious Force Commander, Admiral Richmond K. Turner during World War II and later as the commanding general of the Department of the Pacific and Camp Lejeune. Early career Henry D. Linscott was born on September 3, 1894, in the town of Milford, Kansas, the son of local postmaster Melvin C. Linscott and his wife Mary Ellen. His father served in the 74th Pennsylvania Infantry of the Union Army during the American Civil War and was discharged with the rank of captain. Following graduation from high school, Linscott enrolled in Kansas State Agricultural College from which he graduated in summer 1916 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. During his university years, Linscott was a member of the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps, in which he was commissioned a second lieutenant, in

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Enrique Cabrero

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Enrique Cabrero

Enrique Cabrero Mendoza is the director of CONACYT. He was also the general director of CIDE. Education He studied the degree in Administration at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, graduating in 1977; subsequently, in 1980 he obtained a master's degree in Public Administration from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) as well as the Pedagogical Improvement Program from the Center d'Enseignement Supérieur des Affaires, CESA in France in 1982. In 2001 he obtained his PhD in Management Sciences from the HEC School in France. Professional career From the beginning of his career, he began working as a research professor in various institutions. He was visiting professor at the École Normale Supérieure of Cachan, in France, at the University of Birmingham in Great Britain and at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain, among others. In addition, he is a member of the National System of Researchers of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Level III.[1] Sinc

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James B. Conant

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James B. Conant

James Bryant Conant (March 26, 1893 – February 11, 1978) was an American chemist, a transformative President of Harvard University, and the first U.S. Ambassador to West Germany. Conant obtained a PhD in Chemistry from Harvard in 1916. During World War I he served in the U.S. Army, working on the development of poison gases. He became an assistant professor of chemistry at Harvard in 1919, and the Sheldon Emery Professor of Organic Chemistry in 1929. He researched the physical structures of natural products, particularly chlorophyll, and he was one of the first to explore the sometimes complex relationship between chemical equilibrium and the reaction rate of chemical processes. He studied the biochemistry of oxyhemoglobin providing insight into the disease methemoglobinemia, helped to explain the structure of chlorophyll, and contributed important insights that underlie modern theories of acid-base chemistry. In 1933, Conant became the President of Harvard University with a reformist agenda that involved di

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Nirad C. Chaudhuri

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Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Nirad Chandra Chaudhuri - CBE (23 November 1897 – 1999) was an Indian English-language writer. Chaudhuri authored numerous works in English and Bengali. His oeuvre provides a magisterial appraisal of the histories and cultures of India, especially in the context of British colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Chaudhuri is best known for The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, published in 1951. Over the course of his literary career, he received numerous accolades for his writing. In 1966, The Continent of Circe was awarded the Duff Cooper Memorial Award, making Chaudhuri the first and only Indian to date to be given the prize. The Sahitya Akademi, India's national Academy of Letters, awarded Chaudhuri the Sahitya Akademi Award for his biography on Max Müller, Scholar Extraordinary. In 1990, Oxford University awarded Chaudhuri, by then a long-time resident of the city of Oxford, an Honorary Degree in Letters. In 1992, he was made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Biogra

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Victor Abens

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Victor Abens

Victor Abens (16 October 1912 – 14 January 1993) was a Luxembourgish politician. Background and World War Two He was a prominent member of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party. He was a member of the Lëtzeburger Volleks Legio'n (LVL) resistance group, which fought against the German occupation during the Second World War. In November 1944 he led the successful defense of his hometown Vianden and Vianden Castle against assault by the Waffen SS. Post-World War Two activities After the war, he sat in the Chamber of Deputies from 1945, and was mayor of his hometown of Vianden from 1946, before resigning both offices in 1981. He represented the Chamber of Deputies in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Council of Europe from 1964 until 1979 (1964 –72 as a substitute).[1] He was elected to the European Parliament in 1979, in which he sat until 1989. He was Vice-President of the Socialist Group from 1984 until 1987.[2] He died in Liège in 1993, at the age of 80. The street on which Vianden's

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Maria de Villegas de Saint-Pierre

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Maria de Villegas de Saint-Pierre

Maria de Villegas de Saint-Pierre, also the Countess Maria Van den Steen de Jehay (1870-1941) was a Belgian writer who won the French literary prize for her 1912 novel, Profils de gosses. She became a nurse and at the outbreak of World War I turned her family estate into a hospital. When the Germans seized her castle, she went to the front to nurse soldiers at the Hospital du Duc de Vendome near Calais and soon was transferred to the Élisabeth Hospital in Poperinge where she served as hospital director for three and a half years. After establishing the Belgian Civil Help Association, the Countess raised funds, organized and directed the association to support three hospitals, build two orphanages, run schools, provide inoculations and many other public health initiatives. She received many awards and honors, including the Order of the Belgian Crown, the Order of Leopold, the Order of the British Empire and the French Croix de Guerre. Early life Maria-Charlotte Ghislaine de Villegas de Saint-Pierre was born

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Brendan O'Regan

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Brendan O'Regan

Brendan O'Regan CBE (1917–2008) was an Irish businessman responsible for developing Shannon Airport, inventing the concept of the duty-free shop and transforming the Shannon region of Ireland.[1] He was deeply involved in promoting peace in Northern Ireland and co-operation between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He has been described as one of Ireland's most noted peace ambassadors and initiators of commercial and industrial projects.[2] In a tribute to him, President Mary McAleese said that O'Regan was "a true visionary" and "leaves a legacy that permeates throughout all levels of economic, social and cultural life in Ireland."[3] Early life Born in Sixmilebridge, County Clare in 1917, O'Regan attended Blackrock College.[4] He studied hotel management in Germany, France, Switzerland and the UK as his family had interests in hotels (the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis and the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon).[5] Career Early career For a period, he was manager of the prestigious Stephen's Green Club in

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Nicole Farhi

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Nicole Farhi

Nicole Farhi, Lady Hare, CBE (born 25 July 1946) is a former French fashion designer, now sculptor born in Nice, France.[1][2][3][4] Early life and education Farhi is the daughter of Sephardic Jews from Turkey. She was born in France.[5] Career Farhi started her career as a freelancer in Paris, before moving to London in the 1970s.[6] In 1978, Farhi was employed by Stephen Marks on his French Connection label, to head up the company’s design studio in Bow, East London.[7] In 1982, Marks assisted Farhi in launching an eponymous Nicole Farhi higher-end fashion label within the French Connection group.[7] The label opened shops worldwide, as well as restaurants in London and New York City; but the non-UK locations have since closed.[8] On 15 March 2010, French Connection announced the sale of the brand and retail chains to OpenGate Capital for up to £5 million.[9][10] Administrators Zolfo Cooper were appointed on 3 July 2013, to advise on sale or restructuring of the remaining five UK shops and associated

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Pyotr Shafranov

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Pyotr Shafranov

Pyotr Grigoryevich Shafranov (Russian: Пётр Григорьевич Шафранов; 22 January [O.S. 9 January] 1901 – 4 November 1972) was a Soviet Army colonel general and Hero of the Soviet Union. Drafted into the Red Army in 1919, Shafranov fought in the Russian Civil War as an infantryman. During the 1920s he became a junior commander in artillery units and served in artillery staff positions during the late 1930s. After the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, he was sent to command an artillery regiment and in late 1941 became commander of the artillery of the 249th Rifle Division, which became the 16th Guards Rifle Division. Shafranov commanded the latter between 1942 and 1943, the 36th Guards Rifle Corps from 1943 to 1944, the 5th Army for a brief period in late 1944, and the 31st Army from January 1945. For his leadership of the 31st Army in the East Prussian Offensive, Shafranov was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. Postwar, he served in command positions in the National Air Defense Forces and ended his career as repr

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N. R. Narayana Murthy

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N. R. Narayana Murthy

Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy (born 20 August 1946) is an Indian billionaire businessman, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of Infosys, and has been chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president, and chief mentor, before retiring and taking the title chairman emeritus.[7][8][9] Murthy was born and raised in Shidlaghatta, Karnataka. He graduated from National Institute of Engineering, University of Mysore with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Before starting Infosys, Murthy worked with Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad as chief systems programmer, and Patni Computer Systems in Pune (Maharashtra). He started Infosys in 1981 and was its CEO from 1981 to 2002, and chairman from 2002 to 2011. In 2011, he stepped down from the board and became chairman emeritus. In June 2013, Murthy was appointed as executive chairman for a period of five years.[10][11] Murthy has been listed among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of o

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Jack Corrin

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Jack Corrin

John William Corrin CBE (6 January 1932[1] – 6 April 2019) was a First Deemster of the Isle of Man.[2][3] Biography He was educated at King William's College. He was called to the Manx bar in 1954. He rose to Senior Partner at Dickinson Cruickshank & Co. He served as Attorney General and Member of the Legislative Council of the Isle of Man from 1974 to 1980, when he became Second Deemster. He succeeded as First Deemster and Clerk of the Roles in 1988, serving until 1998. In 1998, he was elected a Freeman of the Borough of Douglas. He died on 6 April 2019 at the age of 87.[4] Judiciary positions Attorney General, 1974-1980 Second Deemster, 1980-1988 First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls, 1988-1998 References "Corrin, His Honour John William | Who's WHO & WHO WAS WHO". "Deemster Jack Corrin passes the baton for disabled workshop". iomtoday.co.im. 29 December 2010. Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2011. "Tynwald Bio" (PDF). Archived from the

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Manolo Blahnik

Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez CBE ([1] born 27 November 1942), is a Spanish fashion designer and founder of the eponymous high-end shoe brand. Biography Display of a Manolo Blahnik shoe Blahnik was born in Santa Cruz de la Palma, in the Canary Islands (Spain), to a Czech father and Spanish mother. His father left Prague in the 1930s to avoid rising fascism; his grandparents disappeared in the 1950s after the Communists took charge.[2] His mother's family owned a banana plantation in the island city of Santa Cruz de la Palma, where he grew up alongside his sister, Evangelina.[3] He was homeschooled when he was a child. After he grew up, he attended a Swiss boarding school. Later, his parents wanted him to be a diplomat and enrolled him at the University of Geneva majoring in Politics and Law. However, Blahnik changed his majors to Literature and Architecture. In 1965, he got his degree and moved to Paris to study art at the École des Beaux-Arts and Stage Set Design at the Louvre Art School, all while

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Kathleen Kennedy (producer)

Kathleen Kennedy (born June 5, 1953) is an American film producer and current president of Lucasfilm. In 1981, she co-founded the production company Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall. Her first film as a producer was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). A decade later, again with Spielberg she produced the Jurassic Park franchise, the first two of which became two of the top ten highest-grossing films of the 1990s. In 1992, she co-founded The Kennedy/Marshall Company with her husband Frank Marshall. On October 30, 2012, she became the president of Lucasfilm after The Walt Disney Company acquired the company for over $4 billion.[1] She received the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018.[2][3] Kennedy has participated in the making of over 60 films that garnered 8 Academy Award nominations[4] and over $11 billion worldwide, including three of the highest-grossing films in motion picture history.[5] Kennedy is third only to Kevin Feige a

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Lady Natalie Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

Lady Natalie Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, CBE, (born Cohasset, Massachusetts, August 6, 1909; died Andover, New Jersey, January 14, 2013) was an American socialite and philanthropist best known for organizing the "Bundles for Britain" campaign during World War II. Early life Born Natalie Scarritt Wales in Cohasset, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of inventor and businessman Nathaniel B. Wales, inventor of the Kelvinator refrigerator. Educated at the elite Spence School in New York City, classmates remembered her as "annoyingly popular with the opposite sex"; she once invited thirty boys to a tea party - and no other girls.[1] She was touring Europe at seventeen and almost married an English aristocrat, until her parents brought her home and sent her to Columbia University instead. She had her formal society debut the next year. She married a stockbroker named Kenelm Winslow in 1929; they had two children, her daughters Natalie "Bubbles" (1930-1988) and Mary-Chilton "Mimi" (1934-2014), before they divorced

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Dervilla Mitchell

Dervilla Mitchell CBE, FREng FIEI is an Irish engineer and a director of Arup Group.[1][2][3][4][5] Early life and education Mitchell grew up in Dublin, Ireland. Her father Thomas Austin was an architect, and her grandfather Tony Woods and two of her uncles were engineers.[3][4] She gained a degree in Civil Engineering from University College Dublin in 1980, and later a Diploma in Project Management from Trinity College Dublin.[3] Career Mitchell joined Arup Group in Dublin after graduating. She moved to Massachusetts in 1984 to work with Weidlinger Associates and then returned to Arup's London office in 1986. She has worked on projects including Portcullis House at Westminster, Action Stations for the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the London 2012 Olympic Village, and Heathrow Terminal 5 where she was Head of Design Management for the project.[5] Mitchell joined the board of Arup in 2014 and was then described as "the most senior female in the business".[6] In 2017 she became Chair of Arup's UK, India,

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Edgar Erskine Hume

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Edgar Erskine Hume

Edgar Erskine Hume FRSE MD CBE (26 December 1889 – 24 January 1952) was an American physician, Major General in the U.S Army medical corps, writer and amateur ornithologist. At the time of his retirement from the Army he was the most decorated medical officer in American history.[1] Early life Edgar Erskine Hume was born at the Capital Hotel in Frankfort, Kentucky on 26 December 1889, the only son of Dr Enoch E Hume and his wife, Mary Ellen South. He had a sister called Eleanor Marion, born at "Roselawn" the home of their maternal grandparents.[2] He received his preliminary education at the Frankfort High School and the Franklin Institute and entered college in 1904. Hume studied Medicine at Centre College in Kentucky, being the youngest member of the class, graduating BA in 1908 and MA in 1909. In the same year he entered Johns Hopkins University where he gained his degree of Doctor of Medicine after four years in 1913. He then did further postgraduate studies in Europe, first in Prof. Friedrich von Mül

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J. Sinclair Armstrong

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J. Sinclair Armstrong

James Sinclair Armstrong II CBE (October 15, 1915 – November 5, 2000) was an American banker and lawyer who served as chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission between 1955 and 1957 and also served as a member from 1957-1961. He was Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 1957 to 1959. Early life Armstrong was born in Manhattan on October 15, 1915 and was christened at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in 1916.[1] He was a son of lawyer Sinclair Howard Armstrong (1881–1980) and nutritionist Katharine Martin (née LeBoutillier) Armstrong (1886–1977).[2] His brother was Dr. S. Howard Armstrong Jr.[3] The family spent summers at his mother's farm in Washington, Connecticut and his father's camp on Chappaquiddick Island in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard[4][5] His maternal grandparents were Sarah Graydon (née Martin) LeBoutillier and Charles LeBoutillier of 136 East 36th Street, was a partner in LeBoutillier Brothers, a family business that was one of the first

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Kristin Forbes

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Kristin Forbes

Kristin J. Forbes (born August 21, 1970)[1] is an American economist. She is the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.[2] Early life The eldest of three children, Forbes was raised in Concord, New Hampshire and attend Concord High School.[1] In 1988, as a high school senior, she was selected as New Hampshire's Presidential Scholar,[2] which gave her the opportunity to meet President Ronald Reagan at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.[1] Career After graduating summa cum laude in 1992 with a B.A. with highest honors in Economics from Williams College,[1][2] Forbes joined the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley as an analyst on Wall Street, New York City.[1][2] In 1993, she joined the policy research department of the World Bank.[2] While working on a study about Asia, she decided to concentrate on a career in economics.[1] She studied for a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), during which she spen

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Wm. Roger Louis

William Roger Louis CBE FBA (born May 8, 1936), commonly known as Wm. Roger Louis or, informally, Roger Louis, is an American historian and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Louis is the editor-in-chief of The Oxford History of the British Empire, a former president of the American Historical Association (AHA), a former chairman of the U.S. Department of State's Historical Advisory Committee, and a founding director of the AHA's National History Center in Washington, D. C. Early life Louis was born in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States. His family was from Oklahoma, and he was raised in Oklahoma City.[1]:284 He attended Northwest Classen High School and was the assistant first horn player in the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. His parents, Henry Edward Louis and Bena May Flood, were "solidly middle class people who set a strong example of the importance of work, thrift, and family".[2] Louis admits that he is "less religious," but he describes his philosophy in life with the one-liner made

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George Szell

George Szell (June 7, 1897 – July 30, 1970), originally György Széll, György Endre Szél, or Georg Szell,[1] was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer. He is widely considered one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors.[2] He is remembered today for his long and successful tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra of Cleveland, Ohio, and for the recordings of the standard classical repertoire he made in Cleveland and with other orchestras. Szell came to Cleveland in 1946 to take over a respected if undersized orchestra, which was struggling to recover from the disruptions of World War II. By the time of his death he was credited, to quote the critic Donal Henahan, with having built it into "what many critics regarded as the world's keenest symphonic instrument."[3][4] Through his recordings, Szell has remained a presence in the classical music world long after his death, and his name remains synonymous with that of the Cleveland Orchestra. While on tour with the Orchestra in the

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