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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Anderson
Politician
8-Jul-1882 4-Jan-1958 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1943-45
Edward Victor Appleton
Physicist
6-Sep-1892 21-Apr-1965 Ionosphere, shortwave radio
Stanley Baldwin
Head of State
3-Aug-1867 14-Dec-1947 UK Prime Minister three times
Arthur Balfour
Head of State
25-Jul-1848 19-Mar-1930 UK Prime Minister, 1902-05
Ed Balls
Politician
25-Feb-1967   British MP, Normanton
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Montgomery Blair
Attorney
10-May-1813 27-Jul-1883 Dred Scott's lawyer
Tony Blair
Head of State
6-May-1953   UK Prime Minister, 1997-2007
James Blyth
Business
8-May-1940   Chairman of Diageo, 2000-08
Betty Boothroyd
Politician
8-Oct-1929   Speaker of the House of Commons, 1992-2000
William Bridgeman
Politician
31-Dec-1864 14-Aug-1935 UK Home Secretary, 1922-24
Peter Brooke
Politician
3-Mar-1934   Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1989-92
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Astronomer
15-Jul-1943   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
Terence Burns
Business
13-Mar-1944   Chairman of Marks & Spencer
Rab Butler
Politician
9-Dec-1902 8-Mar-1982 UK Foreign Secretary, 1963-64
Peter Carington
Government
6-Jun-1919   UK Foreign Secretary, 1979-82
George Cave
Politician
23-Feb-1856 29-Mar-1928 Lord Chancellor of Britain, 1922-28
Austen Chamberlain
Politician
16-Oct-1863 16-Mar-1937 British pol, Nobel Prize recipient
John Chisholm
Business
c. 1946   Chairman of QinetiQ
John Cockcroft
Physicist
27-May-1897 18-Sep-1967 Split the atom
Alan Cottrell
Scientist
17-Jul-1919 15-Feb-2012 Metallurgist at Cambridge
William Courtenay
Religion
c. 1342 31-Jul-1396 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1381-96
Stafford Cripps
Politician
24-Apr-1889 21-Apr-1952 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1947-50
Henry Page Croft
Politician
22-Jun-1881 7-Dec-1947 British Under-Secretary of War, 1940-45
Anthony Crosland
Politician
29-Aug-1918 19-Feb-1977 UK Foreign Secretary, 1976-77
Donald G. Cruickshank
Government
c. 1942   Director-General of Oftel, 1993-98
George Nathaniel Curzon
Government
11-Jan-1859 20-Mar-1925 Created the Kingdom of Jordan
Howard J. Davies
Business
c. 1951   Director, London School of Economics
E. R. Eddison
Novelist
24-Nov-1882 18-Aug-1945 The Worm Ouroboros
John Gilmour
Politician
27-May-1876 30-Mar-1940 UK Home Secretary, 1932-35
Herbert Gladstone
Politician
18-Feb-1854 6-Mar-1930 UK Home Secretary, 1905-10
Frederick Griffith
Biologist
c. 1877 16-Apr-1941 Discovered the transforming principle
Harriet Harman
Politician
30-Jul-1950   Leader, House of Commons
Michael Heseltine
Politician
21-Mar-1933   UK Deputy Prime Minister, 1995-97
Rowland Hill
Inventor
3-Dec-1795 27-Aug-1879 Invented the postage stamp
Samuel Hoare
Politician
24-Feb-1880 7-May-1959 UK Home Secretary, 1937-39
John Holmes
Diplomat
29-Apr-1951   UN Under Sec. Gen. for Humanitarian Affairs
Geoffrey Howe
Politician
20-Dec-1926   UK Foreign Secretary, 1983-89
David Hunt
Politician
21-May-1942   Former MP, The Wirral
Henry B. Jackson
Military
21-Jan-1855 14-Dec-1929 Radio telegraphy
Michael Jay
Diplomat
Jun-1946   UK Ambassador to France, 1996-2001
Sylvia Jay
Business
c. 1947   Food and Drink Federation
Ruth Kelly
Politician
9-May-1968   UK Minister of Transport
John Maynard Keynes
Economist
5-Jun-1883 21-Apr-1946 Father of Keynesian economics
Horatio Herbert Kitchener
Military
24-Jun-1850 5-Jun-1916 Field Marshal, Secretary of State for War
Frederick Lindemann
Government
5-Apr-1886 3-Jul-1957 Churchill's scientific and war advisor
Graham Love
Business
c. 1955   CEO of QinetiQ
Roy Mason
Politician
18-Apr-1924   Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1976-79
Reginald Maudling
Politician
7-Mar-1917 14-Feb-1979 UK Home Secretary, 1970-72
Deryck Maughan
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Citigroup International, 1998-2002
David Maxwell Fyfe
Politician
29-May-1900 27-Jan-1967 UK Home Secretary, 1951-54
Patrick Mayhew
Politician
11-Sep-1929   Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1992-97
Reginald McKenna
Politician
6-Jul-1863 6-Sep-1943 UK Home Secretary, 1911-15
Edward Mellanby
Doctor
8-Apr-1884 30-Jan-1955 Rickets
Alfred Milner
Government
23-Mar-1854 13-May-1925 Architect of the Balfour Declaration
Walter Monckton
Politician
17-Jan-1891 9-Jan-1965 UK Minister of Defence, 1955-56
Simon Conway Morris
Paleontologist
6-Nov-1951   Evolutionary paleobiologist
John Nott
Politician
1-Feb-1932   Defence Minister during Falklands War
Charles Powell
Business
6-Jun-1941   Private Secretary to Thatcher, 1983-90
Joseph Proudman
Mathematician
30-Dec-1888 26-Jun-1975 Tidal currents
Michael Rake
Business
c. 1948   Chairman of British Telecom
John Redwood
Politician
15-Jun-1951   British MP, Wokingham
Thomas Sackville
Aristocrat
1536 19-Apr-1608 Earl of Dorset
Herbert Samuel
Politician
6-Nov-1870 2-Feb-1963 High Commissioner of Palestine, 1920-25
Duncan Sandys
Politician
24-Jan-1908 26-Nov-1987 UK Colonial Secretary, 1962-64
John Sawers
Diplomat
26-Jul-1955   Director-General Designate, MI6
Peter Shore
Politician
20-May-1924 24-Sep-2001 Former MP, Stepney
Edward Shortt
Politician
10-Mar-1862 10-Nov-1935 UK Home Secretary, 1919-22
John Simon
Politician
28-Feb-1873 11-Jan-1954 Lord Chancellor of Britain, 1940-45
Jacqui Smith
Politician
3-Nov-1962   UK Home Secretary
Donald Somervell
Politician
24-Aug-1889 18-Nov-1960 AG for England and Wales, 1936-45
Frank Soskice
Politician
23-Jul-1902 1-Jan-1979 UK Home Secretary, 1964-65
Norman St. John-Stevas
Politician
18-May-1929   Leader, House of Commons, 1979-81
Frederick Arthur Stanley
Government
15-Jan-1841 14-Jun-1908 Hockey's Stanley Cup
John Stonehouse
Politician
28-Jul-1925 14-Apr-1988 British MP, faked his own death
Ratan N. Tata
Business
28-Dec-1937   Chairman of Tata Group
Ann Taylor
Politician
2-Jul-1947   Leader, House of Commons, 1997-98
Peter Thorneycroft
Politician
26-Jul-1909 4-Jun-1994 UK Minister of Defence, 1962-64
Stephen Timms
Politician
29-Jul-1955   Labour MP for East Ham, stabbed
Patrick Gordon Walker
Politician
7-Apr-1907 2-Dec-1980 UK Foreign Secretary, 1964-66
Robert Walmsley
Military
1-Feb-1941   Retired Royal Navy Admiral
Harold Watkinson
Politician
25-Jan-1910 19-Dec-1995 UK Minister of Defence, 1959-62
Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist
13-Apr-1892 5-Dec-1973 Radar
Bernard Weatherill
Politician
25-Nov-1920 6-May-2007 Speaker of the House of Commons, 1983-92
Peter Westmacott
Diplomat
c. 1950   UK Ambassador to France
William Wordsworth
Poet
7-Apr-1770 23-Apr-1850 English romantic poet laureate


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