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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 ...

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Aiken, Joan Delano, (Mrs Julius Goldstein), (4 Sept. 1924–4 Jan. 2004), writer of historical, mystery and children’s novels, plays and poetry  

MBE 1999

Born 4 Sept. 1924; d of Conrad Potter Aiken and Jessie McDonald; m 1st, 1945, Ronald George Brown (d 1955); one ...

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Alexander, Prof. (John) David, (18 Oct. 1932–25 July 2010), President Emeritus (formerly Trustees’ Professor), Pomona College, since 1991 (President, 1969–91)  

Hon. CBE 1998; DPhil

Born 18 Oct. 1932; s of John David Alexander, Sr and Mary Agnes McKinnon; m 1956, Catharine Coleman; one s two d; died 25 July 2010...

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Alston, Prof. Robin Carfrae, (29 Jan. 1933–29 June 2011), Professor of Library Studies, London University, 1990–98, then Professor Emeritus, University College London; Hon. Senior Research Fellow, English Studies, London University, since 1998  

OBE 1992; FSA

Born 29 Jan. 1933; s of late Wilfred Louis Alston; m 1st, 1957, Joanna Ormiston (marr. diss. 1996; she d 2009); one s one d (and one ...

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Andreski, Prof. Stanislav Leonard, (18 May 1919–26 Sept. 2007), Professor of Sociology, University of Reading, 1964–84, then Emeritus; part-time Professor of Sociology, Polish University in London, 1969–99  

Born 18 May 1919; m 1977 Ruth Ash; two s two d from a former marriage; died 26 Sept. 2007

Professor of Sociology, University of Reading, 1964–84, then Emeritus; part-time Professor of Sociology, Polish University in London, ...

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Andrews, William, (11 Aug. 1848–7 Nov. 1908), author, editor; Librarian of Royal Institution, Hull  

Born Kirkby Woodhouse, Notts, 11 Aug. 1848; y s of Edward and Sarah Andrews; m 1st, 1874, Jeanie Leslie Carnie (d 1892); two ...

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Angelou, Marguerite Annie, (Maya), (4 April 1928–28 May 2014), writer, singer and actress  

Born St Louis, 4 April 1928; d of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Baxter Johnson; one s; died 28 May 2014

writer, singer and actress

George Washington High Sch., San Francisco; California Labor Sch....

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Anstee, Dame Margaret (Joan), (25 June 1926–25 Aug. 2016), lecturer, writer and consultant on UN issues and peacekeeping training; Adviser to: President and Government of Bolivia (ad honorem), 1993–97 and 2002–05; Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1987–93  

DCMG 1994

Born 25 June 1926; d of Edward Curtis Anstee and Anne Adaliza (née Mills); died 25 Aug. 2016

lecturer, writer and consultant on UN issues and peacekeeping training; Adviser to: President and Government of Bolivia (...

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Arnell, Richard Anthony Sayer, (15 Sept. 1917–10 April 2009), composer; conductor; poet; Principal Lecturer, Trinity College of Music, 1981–87 (Teacher of Composition, 1949–81)  

Born 15 Sept. 1917; s of late Richard Sayer Arnell and Hélène Marie Scherf; m 1992, Joan Heycock; one s three d from former marriages; died 10 April 2009

composer; conductor; poet; Principal Lecturer, Trinity College of Music, ...

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Ashton, Prof. Robert, (21 July 1924–9 Feb. 2013), Professor of English History, University of East Anglia, 1963–89, then Emeritus  

PhD

Born 21 July 1924; s of late Joseph and Edith F. Ashton; m 1946, Margaret Alice Sedgwick (d 2010); two d; died 9 Feb. 2013

Professor of English History, University of East Anglia, ...

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Atkinson, Prof. James, (27 April 1914–30 July 2011), Founder Director, Centre for Reformation Studies, Sheffield, 1983–2006; Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, 1967–79, then Emeritus  

Born 27 April 1914; s of Nicholas Ridley Atkinson and Margaret (née Hindhaugh); m 1939, Laura Jean Nutley (d 1966); one s one d; died 30 July 2011...

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Bailey, David Roy Shackleton, (10 Dec. 1917–28 Nov. 2005), Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, Harvard University, 1982–88, later Emeritus; Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan, since 1989  

LittD; FBA 1958

Born 10 Dec. 1917; y s of late Rev. J. H. Shackleton Bailey, DD, and Rosamund Maud (née Giles); m 1st, ...

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Banister, Stephen Michael Alvin, (7 Oct. 1918–29 June 2006), Secretary, British and Foreign School Society, 1978–96; Founder Editor, Transport Reviews, since 1981  

Born 7 Oct. 1918; s of late Harry Banister and Idwen Banister (née Thomas); m 1944, Rachel Joan Rawlence; four s.; died 29 June 2006...

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Bauer, Baron, (Peter Thomas Bauer) (6 Nov. 1915–3 May 2002)  

DSc; FBA 1975

Born 6 Nov. 1915; unmarried; died 3 May 2002

Professor of Economics, University of London, at the London School of Economics, 1960–83...

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Bayley, Peter Charles, (25 Jan. 1921–3 Nov. 2015), Emeritus Professor, University of St Andrews; Emeritus Fellow, University College, Oxford  

Born 25 Jan. 1921; y s of late William Charles Abell Bayley and Irene Evelyn Beatrice (née Heath); m 1951, Patience (marr. diss. 1980), d of late Sir George (Norman) Clark and Lady Clark; one ...

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Beasley, Prof. William Gerald, (22 Dec. 1919–19 Nov. 2006), Professor of the History of the Far East, University of London, 1954–83, then Emeritus; Head of Japan Research Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1978–83  

CBE 1980; PhD; FRHistS; FBA 1967

Born 22 Dec. 1919; m 1955, Hazel Polwin; one s.; died 19 Nov. 2006

Professor of the History of the Far East, University of London, ...

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Becker, Prof. Gary Stanley, (2 Dec. 1930–3 May 2014), University Professor, Departments of Economics and Sociology, Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, since 1983  

PhD

Born 2 Dec. 1930; s of Louis William Becker and Anna (née Siskind); m 1st, 1954, Doria Slote (d 1969); two d; 2nd, 1979, Guity Nashat; two step ...

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Bellow, Saul, (10 June 1915–5 April 2005), American writer  

Born 10 June 1915; s of Abraham and Liza Gordon Bellow; m 1st, 1937, Anita Goshkin (marr. diss.); one s; 2nd, 1956, Alexandra Tschacbasov (marr. diss.); one ...

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Berry, Prof. Francis, (23 March 1915–10 Oct. 2006), Professor of English Language and Literature, Royal Holloway College, University of London, 1970–80, then Emeritus  

Born 23 March 1915; s of James Berry and Mary Augusta Jane Berry (née Ivens); m 1st, 1947, Nancy Melloney (d 1967), d of Cecil Newton Graham; one ...

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Binchy, Maeve, (Mrs Gordon Snell), (28 May 1940–30 July 2012), writer  

Born Dublin, 28 May 1940; d of William Binchy and Maureen Blackmore; m 1977, Gordon Snell, writer and broadcaster; died 30 July 2012

writer

Holy Child Convent, Killiney, Dublin; University College, Dublin...