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Archer, Prof. John Stuart, (15 June 1943–9 Dec. 2007), Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University, 1997–2006  

CBE 2002; PhD; FREng, FIChemE, FEI; FRSE

Born 15 June 1943; s of Stuart Leonard Archer and Joan (née Watkinson); m 1967, Lesley Oaksford; one s one d; died...

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Blackwell, John Charles, (4 Nov. 1935–30 Jan. 2008), education consultant, since 1995; farmer  

CBE 1988

Born 4 Nov. 1935; s of Charles Arthur Blackwell and Louisa Amy Blackwell (née Sellers); m 1st, 1961, Julia Rose; one s; 2nd, 1978, Inger Beatrice Lewin; one step ...

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Bourns, Prof. Arthur Newcombe, (8 Dec. 1919–29 May 2015), President and Vice-Chancellor, 1972–80, Professor of Chemistry 1953–81, then Emeritus, McMaster University  

OC 1982; FRSC 1964; FCIC

Born 8 Dec. 1919; s of Evans Clement Bourns and Kathleen Jones; m 1943, Marion Harriet Blakney; two s two d; died 29 May 2015...

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Boyson, Rt Hon. Sir Rhodes, (11 May 1925–28 Aug. 2012), PC 1987  

Kt 1987

Born 11 May 1925; s of Alderman William Boyson, MBE, JP and Mrs Bertha Boyson, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancs; m 1st, 1946, Violet Burletson (marr. diss.); two d; 2nd, ...

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Fraser of Carmyllie, Baron cr 1989 (Life Peer), of Carmyllie in the District of Angus, (Peter Lovat Fraser) (29 May 1945–22 June 2013)  

Born 29 May 1945; s of Rev. George Robson Fraser and Helen Jean Meiklejohn or Fraser; m 1969, Fiona Macdonald Mair; one s two d; died 22 June 2013

PC ...

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Hankins, Prof. Harold Charles Arthur, (18 Oct. 1930–2 May 2009), Principal, 1984–95, Vice-Chancellor, 1994–95, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology  

CBE 1996; PhD; FREng, FIET

Born 18 Oct. 1930; s of Harold Arthur Hankins and Hilda Hankins; m 1955, Kathleen Higginbottom; three s one d; died 2 May 2009

Principal, ...

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Holliday, Sir Frederick (George Thomas), (22 Sept. 1935–5 Sept. 2016), Chairman, Northumbrian Water Group, 1993–2006 (Director, 1991); Vice-Chancellor and Warden, University of Durham, 1980–90  

Kt 1990; CBE 1975; FRSE

Born 22 Sept. 1935; s of late Alfred C. and Margaret Holliday; m 1957, Philippa Mary Davidson; one s one d; died 5 Sept. 2016...

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Holmes, Prof. William, (16 Aug. 1922–28 Jan. 2006), Professor of Agriculture, Wye College, University of London, 1955–87, Professor Emeritus, since 1985, Fellow, 1993  

Born Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, 16 Aug. 1922; s of William John Holmes, Bank Manager; m 1949, Jean Ishbel Campbell, BSc (d 2002); two d; died 28 Jan. 2006

Professor of Agriculture, Wye College, University of London, ...

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King-Smith, Ronald Gordon, (Dick), (27 March 1922–4 Jan. 2011), author  

OBE 2010

Born 27 March 1922; s of Ronald King-Smith and Grace King-Smith; m 1943, Myrle England (d 2000); one s two d; m 2001, Zona Bedding; died...

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Landale, Sir David (William Neil), (27 May 1934–25 March 2016), DL; company director  

KCVO 1993

Born 27 May 1934; s of David Fortune Landale and Louisa (née Forbes); m 1961, Melanie Roper; three s; died 25 March 2016

DL; company director

Eton Coll.; Balliol Coll., Oxford (MA Hist. ...

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Laurie, Robert Peter, (20 Aug. 1925–15 Aug. 2005), JP; DL; farmer, 1958–89, retired; Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Essex, 1985–92  

OBE 1994

Born 20 Aug. 1925; s of late Col Vernon Stewart Laurie, CBE, TD, DL, and Mary, 2nd d of Selwyn Robert Pryor; m 1952, Oonagh Margaret Faber Wild, 3rd ...

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O’Grady, Prof. Francis William, (7 Nov. 1925–20 May 2015), Foundation Professor of Microbiology, University of Nottingham, 1974–88, then Emeritus  

CBE 1984; TD 1970; MD, MSc; FRCP, FRCPath, FFPM

Born 7 Nov. 1925; s of Francis Joseph O’Grady and Lilian Maud Hitchcock; m 1951, Madeleine Marie-Thérèse Becquart; three d; died...

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Roberts, Prof. Geoffrey Frank Ingleson, (9 May 1926–24 March 2013), Chairman, British Pipe Coaters Ltd, 1978–88; Professor of Gas Engineering, University of Salford, 1983–89, Professorial Fellow, 1989–91  

CBE 1978; FREng

Born 9 May 1926; s of late Arthur and Laura Roberts; m 1st, 1949, Veronica (d 1993), d of late Captain J. Busby, Hartlepool; two ...

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Rooke, Sir Denis (Eric), (2 April 1924–2 Sept. 2008), Chairman, British Gas plc (formerly The Gas Council, then British Gas Corporation), 1976–89 (Deputy Chairman, 1972–76); Chancellor, Loughborough University (formerly Loughborough University of Technology), 1989–2003  

OM 1997; Kt 1977; CBE 1970; BSc (Eng.); FRS 1978; FREng

Born 2 April 1924; yr s of F. G. Rooke; m 1949, Elizabeth Brenda, d of D. D. Evans, Ystradgynlais, Brecon; one ...

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Swanson, Dr Kenneth Macgregor, (14 Feb. 1930–15 Oct. 2009), JP; farmer, since 1991; Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Caithness, 1996–2005  

Born 14 Feb. 1930; s of Magnus Houston Swanson and Margaret Swanson (née Macgregor); m 1956, Elspeth Janet Will Paton; two s one d; died 15 Oct. 2009

JP; farmer, since ...

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Valentia, 15th Viscount, (Richard John Dighton Annesley) (15 Aug. 1929–20 Aug. 2005)  

Born 15 Aug. 1929; s of 14th Viscount Valentia, MC, MRCS, LRCP, and Joan Elizabeth (d 1986), d of late John Joseph Curtis; ...