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Abend, Hallett, (15 Sept. 1884–27 Nov. 1955), book and magazine writer and lecturer on international affairs  

Born 15 Sept. 1884; s of Alexander Abend and Kittie Hallett; unmarried; died 27 Nov. 1955

book and magazine writer and lecturer on international affairs

University of Illinois; Stanford University, California...


Abercrombie, Nigel James, (5 Aug. 1908–17 Feb. 1986), free-lance writer  

Born 5 Aug. 1908; 2nd s of late Lieutenant-Colonel A. W. Abercrombie; m 1931, Elisabeth Brownlees; one s one d; died 17 Feb. 1986

free-lance writer...


Abrahams, Gerald, (15 April 1907–15 March 1980), barrister, author, occasional lecturer  

Born 15 April 1907; s of Harry and Leah Abrahams; m 1971, Elsie Krengel; died 15 March 1980

barrister, author, occasional lecturer

Liverpool Collegiate Sch.; Wadham Coll., Oxford (Schol., MA). 1st cl. hons PPE, ...


Abrahams, Israel, (26 Nov. 1858–6 Oct. 1925), author and lecturer; reader in Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature in University of Cambridge; formerly Senior Tutor at Jews’ College, London; first President of the Union of Jewish Literary Societies; President, Jewish Historical Society of England, 1905; Hon. President, University of Glasgow Theological Society, 1907; first Lewisohn Lecturer, New York, 1912; President Society of Historical Theology, Oxford, 1921  

Born London, 26 Nov. 1858; m Frederica, o d of late Rev. S. Singer, minister of New West End Synagogue; two d; died 6 Oct. 1925...


Achard, Marcel, (5 July 1899–5 Sept. 1974), Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur; dramatic author; Member of the French Academy since 1959  

Born 5 July 1899; m 1925, Juliette Marty; died 5 Sept. 1974

Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur; dramatic author; Member of the French Academy since ...


Achebe, Prof. Chinua, (16 Nov. 1930–21 March 2013), author; Professor Emeritus, University of Nigeria, since 1984; Charles P. Stevenson Professor of Languages and Literature, Bard College, Annandale, 1990–2009; David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University, since 2009  

FRSL 1983

Born 16 Nov. 1930; s of Isaiah and Janet Achebe; m 1961, Christiana Okoli; two s two d; died 21 March 2013

author; Professor Emeritus, University of Nigeria, since ...


Acres, Dr Douglas Ian, (21 Nov. 1924–2 Dec. 2001), DL; Vice President, Magistrates’ Association, since 1988 (Chairman of Council, 1984–87)  

CBE 1987 (OBE 1981); JP

Born Brockley, 21 Nov. 1924; y s of Sydney Herbert and Hilda Emily Acres; m Joan Marjorie, o d...


Acton, 4th Baron, (Richard Gerald Lyon-Dalberg-Acton) (30 July 1941–10 Oct. 2010)  

Born 30 July 1941; s of 3rd Baron Acton, CMG, MBE, TD and Hon. Daphne, o d of 4th Baron Rayleigh, FRS and Lady Mary Hilda, 2nd ...


Adamic, Louis, (23 March 1899–4 Sept. 1951), Writer  

Born 23 March 1899; s of Anton and Ana Adamic, Slovenian peasants; m 1931, Stella Sanders, New York; no c; died 4 Sept. 1951



Adams, Charles Francis, (27 May 1835–20 March 1915), historical writer and publicist  

Born Boston, Mass, 27 May 1835; s of diplomat of same name; m 1865, Mary Ogden of Newport, RI; two s three d; died 20 March 1915

historical writer and publicist...


Adams, James Truslow, (18 Oct. 1878–18 May 1949)  


Born 18 Oct. 1878; s of William Newton Adams and Elizabeth Harper Truslow; m 1927, Kathryn M. Seely; no c; died 18 May 1949

Brooklyn Polytechnic; Yale University...


Adams, John Kenneth, (3 June 1915–23 Feb. 2003), Editor, Country Life, 1958–73; Editorial Director, Country Life Ltd, 1959–73  

Born 3 June 1915; oc of late Thomas John Adams and late Mabel Adams (née Jarvis), Oxford; m 1944, Margaret (d 2000), ...


Adams, William Davenport, (1851–27 July 1904), author and journalist  

Born 1851; s of late W. H. Davenport Adams; died 27 July 1904

author and journalist

Merchant Taylors’; Glasgow Academy; Edinburgh University

Editor of leading provincial journals, 1875–85; head of Reviewing Department of the Globe from ...


Adeler, Max, (Charles Heber Clark), (1841–4 Sept. 1915), American author  

Born 1841; died 4 Sept. 1915

American author


Agar, Herbert Sebastian, (29 Sept. 1897–24 Nov. 1980), author  

Born New Rochelle, NY, 29 Sept. 1897; s of John Giraud Agar and Agnes Louise Macdonough; m 1st, 1918, Adeline Scott; one s one d; 2nd, 1933, Eleanor Carroll Chilton (...


Agnon, (Shmuel) Yosef Halevi, (17 July 1888–17 Feb. 1970), Hebrew writer  

Born Galicia, 17 July 1888; s of Shalom Mordecai Czaczkes and Esther (née Farb-Hacohen); adopted pen-name of Agnon, 1909; m 1919, Esther Marx; one ...


Aiken, Conrad Potter, (5 Aug. 1889–17 Aug. 1973), Poet  

Born Savannah, Georgia, 5 Aug. 1889; s of William Ford and Anna Potter Aitken; m 1st, 1912, Jessie McDonald (marr. diss. 1929); one s...


Alban Davies, Jenkin, (24 June 1901–26 May 1968), Welsh Member of the Independent Television Authority, 1956–64  

Born 24 June 1901; s of D. Alban Davies, LLD, Llanrhystyd, Cardiganshire; m 1939, Margaret, d of Capt. John Davies, Aberaeron; two s; died 26 May 1968

Welsh Member of the Independent Television Authority, ...


Albemarle, 9th Earl of, (Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel) (28 Feb. 1882–14 July 1979)  


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


Aldanov, Mark, (7 Nov. 1889–24 Feb. 1957), author  

Born 7 Nov. 1889; m 1922, Tatiana Saitzov; no c; died 24 Feb. 1957