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Alec Nathan

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Alec Nathan (1872–1954) of Glaxo

1872 September 24th. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, the seventh of eight sons (there were four daughters) of Joseph Edward Nathan (1835–1912) and his wife, Dinah Marks (1838–1893). His father had her had founded a merchant house based in Wellington and London called Joseph Nathan and Co., in which the five eldest Nathan sons became partners.

Nathan was educated at Wellington College and Lincoln Agricultural College in New Zealand.

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