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1. Geoffrey Acland – Arthur Geoffrey Dyke Acland, known as Geoffrey Acland, was a British Liberal Party politician. He studied at Rugby School, Trinity College, the University of Grenoble. During World War II, he served with the Border Regiment, rising to become a Captain. From 1954 to 1956, he was the Chairman of the Liberal Party. They were the parents of six children.Geoffrey Acland – References 
2. Hazem El Beblawi – Hazem Abdel Aziz Al Beblawi is an Egyptian economist and politician, interim Prime Minister of Egypt from 2013 until 1 March 2014. Previously he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in 2011. After the July 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and his government, Beblawi was named interim Prime Minister. On 24 February 2014, Beblawi announced his resignation. Beblawi was born in Cairo, Egypt on 17 October 1936. He studied law at Cairo University and graduated in 1957. He obtained a postgraduate degree in economics from the University of Grenoble in 1961. He also holds a PhD in economics, which he received from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in 1964. He became a manager at the Industrial Bank of Kuwait in 1980, serving there until 1983. From 1983 to 1995, he was chairman and chief executive of the Export Development Bank in Egypt. Then he worked at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia as executive secretary from 1995 to 2000. Next, he served as an advisor to the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi from 2001 to 2011. After the January–February 2011 Egyptian revolution, Beblawi became a founding member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party. He succeeded Samir Radwan, who had served as finance minister since January 2011. The cabinet was headed by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.Hazem El Beblawi – Hazem Al Beblawi حازم الببلاوى
3. Michel de Certeau – Michel de Certeau was a French Jesuit and scholar whose work combined history, psychoanalysis, philosophy, the social sciences. Michel Jean Emmanuel de La Barge de Certeau was born in Chambéry, Savoie. Certeau's education was eclectic, following the medieval tradition of academica. He undertook religious training at a seminary in Lyon, where he was ordained in 1956. Certeau entered the Society of Jesus hoping to do missionary work in China. He came after publishing an article dealing with the May 1968 events in France. He also took part in Robert Jaulin's department of ethnology after May 68. Certeau went on to teach as Geneva, San Diego, Paris. Through the 1980s he produced a string of works that demonstrated his interest in mysticism, phenomenology, psychoanalysis. He died in Paris, aged 60. To date, Certeau's most influential work in the United States has been The Practice of Everyday Life. In it, he combined his scholarly interests to develop a theory of the productive and consumptive activity inherent in everyday life. According to Certeau, everyday life is distinctive from other practices of daily existence because it is unconscious. Instead, Certeau attempts to outline the way individuals unconsciously navigate everything from city streets to literary texts. Perhaps the most influential aspect of The Practice of Everyday Life has emerged from scholarly interest in Certeau’s distinction between the concepts of strategy and tactics.Michel de Certeau – History of the Jesuits Regimini militantis Suppression Jesuit Hierarchy Superior General Adolfo Nicolás Ignatian Spirituality Spiritual Exercises Ad majorem Dei gloriam Magis Notable Jesuits St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Francis Xavier St. Peter Faber St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Robert Bellarmine St. Peter Canisius St. Edmund Campion Pope Francis
4. Jeremy Clyde – Michael Thomas Jeremy Clyde is an English actor and musician. He continues to appear regularly, usually playing upper-middle class or aristocratic characters. Clyde is the son of Lady Elizabeth Wellesley. In 1953, he carried his grandfather's coronet during the ceremony. In 1965, Clyde appeared in a stage musical written by John Barry and Trevor Peacock, at The Prince of Wales theatre, London. It also featured Jane Birkin, Francesca Annis, Pauline Collins, Bill Kenwright. In 1969, he appeared as part of the original cast, which included Paul Jones. He also travelled as part of the original Broadway cast. His notable acting role was as Dick Spackman in the ITV sitcom Is it Legal?. Clyde also portrayed King Charles I in the BBC series By the Sword Divided, which focused on the English Civil War. In 2002, Clyde appeared in The Falklands Play as Sir Nicholas Henderson, the British Ambassador at the time. Clyde is divorced from Vanessa Field, whom he married in 1970. They have two children. Jeremy Clyde at the Internet Movie Database Official site of Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde / HistoryJeremy Clyde – Clyde with Patty Duke on The Patty Duke Show, 1965.
5. Robert Conquest – George Robert Acworth Conquest, CMG, OBE, FBA, FAAAS, FRSL, FBIS was a British-American historian and poet. He was most notable for his influential works on Soviet history including The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s. Conquest was a longtime fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Conquest wrote more than a dozen books on the Soviet Union. Conquest was a traditional conservative. He was born on 15 July 1917 in Worcestershire, to an American father and an English mother. Fellow members included Philip Toynbee. In Lisbon on an American passport at the outbreak of the Second World War, Conquest returned to England. In 1942, Conquest married Joan Watkins, with whom he had two sons. In 1943, Conquest was posted to East European Studies, today part of University College London, to study Bulgarian. There, Conquest met Tatiana Mihailova, who later became his second wife. At the end of the war, Conquest joined the Foreign Office, returning to the British Legation in Sofia where he remained as the officer. Back in London, Conquest married Tatiana. But in 1951, Tatiana Conquest was diagnosed with schizophrenia. In 1962 the couple divorced.Robert Conquest – Conquest in 1987
7. Marcia Davenport – Marcia Davenport was an American author and music critic. Davenport was educated intermittently at the Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. She eloped to Pittsburgh in April 1923 and married Frank D. Clarke. Eventually she earned her B.A. at the University of Grenoble. In 1925 she divorced Clarke. She took an advertising copywriting job to support her daughter. In 1928 she began her career on the editorial staff of The New Yorker, where she worked until 1931. On May 1929, she married Russell Davenport, who soon after became editor of Fortune. Davenport's second daughter was born in 1934. She began as the music critic of Stage magazine. She was first celebrated as a writer for Mozart, the first published American biography of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Her marriage to Russell Davenport ended in 1944. Davenport lived shortly after her first marriage later using that background, along with further research on the steel industry, for the 788-page bestseller. Her memoir Too Strong for Fantasy describes the people, the music, the political forces which shaped her life. Two of Davenport's novels were made into both released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: The Valley of Decision and East Side, West Side.Marcia Davenport – Plaque in Prague- Hradčany
8. Christophe Fabre – Christophe Fabre was the CEO of Axway, spin-off from Sopra Steria, from 2005 until June 22, 2015. Fabre graduated with a DESS in Computer Science. Studies focused on software engineering, middleware, networks. Christophe Fabre became CEO of Axway in the fall of 2005. Since then, he has overseen the company's global development which led to Axway's spinoff on NYSE Euronext. During his tenure at the company, Axway acquired Cyclone Commerce, Actis, Tumbleweed Communications Corporation, Systar. While expanding Axway's operations in the United States, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where he established Axway's corporate headquarters. Fabre's career began when he was recruited in July 1995 to the business unit which became Axway in 2001. He led a series of R&D projects to develop new middleware components for EAI, XML standards, BAM and BPM. In 2003, Fabre led the charge to combine all of the company's existing products into a single platform. Reuters. "Axway Completes June 2014. Business Wire. Fabre, Christophe. "How to cope with the Internet of Things' side", 14 January 2014.Christophe Fabre – Christophe Fabre
9. Jean-Jacques Favier – Jean-Jacques Favier is a French engineer and a former CNES astronaut who flew aboard the STS-78 NASA Space Shuttle mission. Favier later signed out of the mission. Born in Kehl, Germany, he later married Michèle Jean. They have four children. He enjoys downhill skiing, tennis, archeology. Attended secondary schools in Strasbourg, France 1971: Received an engineering degree from the INPG-ENSEEG. Paris 1983 to present spationaut Candidate CNES, Paris 1985 to present Member of Space Station User Panel of ESA. Favier was detached to CNES. He was the principal investigator for a MEPHISTO materials experiment, which made its debut on the United States Microgravity Payload in 1992 and 1994. He became a CNES payload specialist in 1985. He has been principal investigator of more than ten space experiments in collaboration with ESA, the Russian Space Agency. Favier logged over 405 hours in space. STS-78 Columbia was a 16-day Life and Microgravity Spacelab mission. STS-78 orbited 271 times covering 7 million miles in 405 hours, 48 minutes. NASA bio of Favier Spacefacts biography of Jean-Jacques FavierJean-Jacques Favier – Jean-Jacques Favier
10. Greer Garson – Her mother was from Drumaloor, Casar, County Down, Northern Ireland. The name "Greer" is another family name. Today the street is named Claremount Avenue. It was often reported that Garson was born in this house. Garson had intended to become a teacher, but instead appeared in local theatrical productions. Greer Garson's early professional appearances were starting at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in January 1932. Louis B. Mayer discovered Garson while he was in London looking for new talent. She did not begin work on her first film, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, until late 1938. Garson lost to Vivien Leigh for Gone with the Wind. Garson received the next year for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1940 film, Pride and Prejudice. Garson was also nominated for Madame Curie, The Valley of Decision. She was partnered with Clark Gable, in Adventure. Garson's got him!" Gable argued for "He put the Arson in Garson"; she countered "She put the Able in Gable!"; thereafter, the safer catchphrase was selected. She remained a prominent film star until the mid-1950s.Greer Garson – Greer Garson, circa 1940s
11. Joanna Gosling – Joanna Marie Mussett Gosling, Lady Oliver is a television news presenter, broadcast journalist and author. Having previously worked for Central Television in the Midlands and Sky News Gosling has been with the BBC since 1999. She is a graduate of the University of Birmingham from which she obtained the University of Grenoble. Gosling is married to Sir Craig Oliver, British Prime Minister David Cameron's Head of Communications. Simply Wonderwoman -- a guide for busy working women with children -- was published in 2011. The oldest of Gosling grew up in Buckinghamshire, where she was educated at Aylesbury High School in Aylesbury. After graduating Gosling decided in broadcast journalism. Gosling had originally wanted to be a war correspondent. Gosling has been with the BBC since August 1999. Along with Hayton Gosling was part of the team which anchored coverage of the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2002. In December 2003, Gosling moved with Chris Lowe. Gosling had taken over from Anna Jones who moved alongside Hayton. During summer 2006, Gosling also appeared on BBC Breakfast. Between 2013, she presented the 7:00 -- 10:00 pm shift on the BBC News Channel alongside Ben Brown from Monday to Thursday. Until February 2008, the slot included the programme News 24 Tonight.Joanna Gosling – Joanna Gosling
12. Algirdas Julien Greimas – Algirdas Julien Greimas, was a French-Lithuanian literary scientist, known among other things for the Greimas Square. He is, along with Roland Barthes, considered the most prominent of the French semioticians. With his training in structural linguistics, he added to the theory of signification and laid the foundations for the Parisian school of semiotics. Among Greimas's major contributions to semiotics are the concepts of isotopy, the actantial model, the narrative program, the semiotics of the natural world. He also researched Lithuanian mythology and Proto-Indo-European religion, was influential in semiotic literary criticism. Julius Greimas, later school inspector, was from Liudvinavas in the Suvalkija region of present-day Lithuania. His mother Konstancija Greimienė, née Mickevičiūtė, 1886-1956, a secretary, was from Kalvarija. They lived in Tula, Russia, when he was born, where they ran away as refugees during World War I. They returned with him to Lithuania when he was two years old. His baptismal names are "Algirdas Julius" but he used the French version of his middle name, Julien, while he lived abroad. In 1944 he enrolled at specialized in lexicography, namely taxonomies of interrelated definitions. He wrote a thesis on the vocabulary of fashion, for which he received a PhD in 1949. Early on, he also met Roland Barthes, with whom he remained close for the next 15 years. In 1959 he moved on to universities in Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey, then to Poitiers in France. In 1965 he became professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where he taught for almost 25 years.Algirdas Julien Greimas – .
13. Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg – Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg is the third son and youngest child of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg. Prince Guillaume was born in Betzdorf Castle. He received his baccalureate in Grenoble in 1982. He continued his studies in the United Kingdom, later at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where he graduated in 1987. Guillaume spent two years working for the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels. He is currently a director of ArcelorMittal. Guillaume and Sibilla have four children: Prince Paul Louis Jean Marie Guillaume of Nassau Prince Léopold Guillaume Marie Joseph of Nassau. Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine Maria da Gloria of Nassau. Prince Jean André Guillaume Marie Gabriel Marc d'Aviano of Nassau. Their sons are to the throne of Luxembourg.Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg – Prince Guillaume
14. Richard E. Hoagland – Richard Eugene Hoagland is a career ambassador in the United States Department of State. He is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in State's Bureau of Central Asian Affairs. The title Deputy Ambassador carries more political weight than the more common title of Deputy Chief of Mission. Before Ambassador Hoagland's service in Pakistan, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan to January 2011. He previously served to Turkmenistan July 2007-July 2008. In that position, he negotiated four of the key bilateral documents defining the Central Asian states' enhanced relationship with the United States. In July 2002, this consultative group became part of the ongoing U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Working Group. His foreign assignments have included Russia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan twice -- the first time working during the Soviet-Afghan War. He also served in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research where he was the lead analyst for Afghanistan. Subsequently, because of his Afghanistan expertise, he was U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Afghanistan. During the course of his career, he has received Superior Honor Awards, as well as Presidential Performance Awards. Hoagland has degrees from the University of Virginia. He taught English in Zaire before he joined the foreign service. He was nominated for the United States ambassadorship on May 23, 2006. John Marshall Evans was recalled from his position in May 2006 after publicly speaking about the Armenian Genocide.Richard E. Hoagland – The Honorable Richard Eugene Hoagland
15. Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh – The Rt. 3rd Earl of Iveagh, styled Viscount Elveden between 1945 and 1967, was an Irish businessman and politician. Lord Iveagh was born into the Anglo-Irish Guinness family, being the son of Arthur Onslow Edward Guinness, Elizabeth Cecilia Hare. He was educated at Eton College, Trinity College, the University of Grenoble. He inherited the title in September 1967. He was chairman of Guinness 1961 -- 1992. He was a trustee of two charitable housing associations, the Guinness Trust in London. Uniquely at the time, he was a member of two upper houses simultaneously. He was appointed an Irish Senator by Liam Cosgrave in 1973 -- 77. Lord Iveagh married daughter of Major Michael Smiley, of Castle Fraser, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, on 12 March 1963. They were divorced in 1984. Lord Iveagh died of cancer in Kensington and Chelsea, London, at the age of 55. Viscount Elveden, succeeded to the title. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of IveaghBenjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh
16. Austin Mardon – Austin Albert Mardon, CM Ph.D. is an author, community leader who has participated in community based volunteerism and is an advocate for the disabled. He is an assistant professor at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta. In the mid 80's, he founded and today still directs the Antarctic Institute of a non-profit entity based in Edmonton, Alberta. He has co-written several books with her. Mardon was born to May and Ernest George Mardon. Dr. Mardon resides in Edmonton today. Austin Mardon, attended Cambridge University prior to becoming a professor in comparative classics and history. With his wife, Mardon's grandfather purchased Ardross Castle in Scotland, which remained in the Mardon family until 1983. He won an award for a school science fair. By then damage had already been done. In his late teens he attended Grenoble University, where he was accepted as a peer and played some rugby. The experience also allowed him to start expanding his knowledge of the world and exchange ideas with other international students. He also served in the Primary Reserves, taking his basic training at the Canadian Armed Forces Base at Dundurn, Saskatchewan. Dr. Mardon graduated in 1985 from the University of Lethbridge. He became a graduate student at South Dakota State University, where he received a master's of science in 1988.Austin Mardon
17. D'Arcy McNickle – D'Arcy McNickle was a writer, Native American activist, college professor, anthropologist. An enrolled Salish Kootenai on the Flathead Indian Reservation, became one of the most prominent twentieth-century American Indian activists. He was born to an Irish father, William McNickle, a full Cree Métis mother, Philomene Parenteau. His mother eventually found solace in the Flathead reservation. He went to mission and non-reservation boarding schools. At the age of seventeen, he gained attendance to the University of Montana where he attended from the years 1921-1925. This is where he began to pursue his wordsmith qualities, where he studied Greek and Latin. After returning to the United States, McNickle lived in New York City until he was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1936. McNickle worked during the 1930s and 1940s. He was received an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 1966. He moved to what is now the University of Regina, to create the anthropology department. Also named in his honor was the library at the Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation. He had two daughters, Kathleen D'Arcy McNickle. He died in October 1977. The relationship between his parents become strained when they are against him taking his passions to the big city far away from home.D'Arcy McNickle – D'Arcy McNickle
18. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Bouvier was the elder daughter of Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and socialite Janet Lee Bouvier. In 1952, Bouvier met Congressman John F. Kennedy at a dinner party. Shortly after, he was elected to the United States Senate and the couple married the following year. They had four children, two of whom died in infancy. As First Lady, she aided her husband's administration with her presence in social events and with her highly-publicized restoration of the White House. On November 22, 1963, she was riding with him in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated. She and her children withdrew from public view after his funeral, she married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. Following her second husband's death in 1975, she had a career as a book editor for the final two decades of her life. She is remembered to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, well as for her style, grace. Her father had English ancestry. Named after her father, Bouvier was baptized at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan; she was raised in the Catholic faith. Her younger sister Lee was born in 1933. Bouvier spent her early childhood years in Manhattan and at Lasata, the Bouviers' country estate in East Hampton on Long Island. She idolized her father, who likewise favored her over her sister, calling his eldest child "the most beautiful daughter a man ever had". From an early age, Bouvier was an enthusiastic equestrienne and successfully competed in the sport; horse-riding would remain a lifelong passion.Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Jacqueline Kennedy at the White House in 1961
19. Peter J. Ortiz – Pierre Julien Ortiz OBE was a United States Marine Corps colonel who received two Navy Crosses for extraordinary heroism as a major in World War II. He served in both North Africa and Europe as a member of the Office of Strategic Services, operating behind enemy lines several times. He became an American actor after the war. Although born to a Spanish-American mother and French-American father, Ortiz was educated at the University of Grenoble in France. He spoke ten languages, including Spanish, French, German and Arabic. On February 1932, at the age of 19, he joined the French Foreign Legion for five years' service in North Africa. He was sent first at Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria. He later served in Morocco, where he was promoted to corporal in 1935. He was awarded the Croix de guerre twice against the Rif. He also received the Médaille militaire. An acting lieutenant, he was offered a commission as a second lieutenant if he would re-enlist. Instead, when his contract expired in 1937, he went to Hollywood to serve as a technical adviser for war films. He was wounded while captured by the Germans during the 1940 Battle of France. He made his way to the United States. He enlisted on June 22, 1942.Peter J. Ortiz – Colonel Peter Julien Ortiz, Navy Cross recipient
20. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah – Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah is a Mauritanian diplomat, a senior United Nations official. Ould-Abdallah was born in Mauritania. He graduated in Dakar, Senegal. He studied economics at the Sorbonne. He also served to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the European Union and the United States. Moreover, he was Chief Executive Officer in Mauritania. Between 1993, Ould-Abdallah worked as adviser on energy, including renewable energies and African issues, to the United Nations Secretary-General. From 1993 to 1995, he was Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali's Special Representative in Burundi, during the first part of the Burundi Civil War. Between 2002, he served as the Executive Secretary of the Global Coalition for Africa, a Washington D.C. based intergovernmental forum dedicated to African issues. In 2002, Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed him Special Representative for West Africa. From 2003 to 2007, Ould-Abdallah was jointly Special Representative of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Transparency International. He served on the Board of Directors of Search for Common Ground from 1997 to 2004, is a current member since 2011. Until July 2010 Ould-Abdallah served as Special Representative for the UN Secretary-General for Somalia. He successfully negotiated the agreement between the two parties.Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah – Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah at a conference in Dakar in 2003.
21. Park Geun-hye – Park Geun-hye is the 11th and current President of South Korea. The first woman to be elected as President of South Korea, is serving the 18th presidential term. She is the female president of a Northeast Asian nation and the first female elected as head of state in East Asia. Prior to her presidency, Park was the chairwoman of the conservative Grand National Party from 2011 to 2012. She was also a member of the National Assembly, serving four complete parliamentary terms as a constituency representative between 1998 and 2012. She started her fifth term in June 2012. Park Chung-hee, was the President of South Korea from 1963 to 1979 after he seized power in 1961. On 9 Park was impeached by the National Assembly on charges related to influence peddling by a top aide. She has a younger brother, a younger sister, Park Geun-ryeong. She has never been married. She briefly left France following the assassination of her mother. Park was regarded as First Lady by his own intelligence chief, Kim Jae-gyu, on 26 October 1979. During this time, activists who were political opponents of her father claimed to be subject to arbitrary detention. Further, human rights were considered subordinate to economic development. In 2007, Park expressed regret during this period.Park Geun-hye – Park Geun-hye 박근혜
22. Safia Shah – Safia Shah, now Safia Thomas is a British writer, editor and television news producer, following in the footsteps of her distinguished Anglo-Afghan Indian family. She and her husband Ian also founded and ran a respected traditional delicatessen A. Gold in London, specializing in entirely British fare, painstakingly renovating the historic building in the process. They ran this business for several years before moving to live close to Casablanca in Morocco. Her mother is of Indian Parsi ethnicity. Educated at Bryanston School in Dorset, England, Shah went on to study in France. She has edited for the Institute of Health Sciences. Safia Shah and Ian Thomas have both worked as journalists and producers. Safia Shah and her husband Ian Thomas left the world of television journalism in April 2000 to found and run the traditional delicatessen and grocer A. Gold selling traditional British fare, in Brushfield Street, opposite Spitalfields Market, not far from Brick Lane, famous for its curries, in London E1. The business has received local, specialist and national coverage. The area is infamous for Jack the Great Fire of London. Ian Thomas have kept the name and painstakingly restored the historic building. As a result, A. Gold is handsome and old-fashioned looking, while keeping the modern efficiencies of a deli.Safia Shah – Safia Shah
23. Ali Al Shami – Ali Al Shami is a Shia Lebanese academic and a member of the Amal movement. He was Lebanon's minister of foreign emigrants from 2009 to 2011. Shami was born into a Shiite family in 1945. Shami is a retired professor. He taught at Lebanese University. Then he became a member of the Amal movement. He was part of the committee in charge of writing a program for action of the government led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in November 2009. He was appointed minister of foreign emigrants to the cabinet led by Hariri on 9 November 2009. He was named by Amal leader and Hezbollah ally parliament speaker Nabih Berri. He succeeded Fawzi Salloukh as foreign minister. In the cabinet, Shami was a member of the Amal Movement and one of five Shiite members in the cabinet. He was replaced by Adnan Mansour in the post.Ali Al Shami – Ali Al Shami
24. Souvanna Phouma – Prince Souvanna Phouma was the leader of the neutralist faction and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Laos several times from 1951–1954, 1956–1958, 1960 and 1962–1975. When the French reoccupied Laos, Souvanna returned to Laos in 1949 as France began conceding autonomy to Laos. His wife had four children including Mangkra Souvanna Phouma and Princess Moune, who married Perry J. Stieglitz, cultural-affairs attaché of the U.S. embassy. He was prime minister until 1954. After elections in December 1955, Souvanna Phouma returned on a platform of national reconciliation. In the Communist Pathet Lao, which his half-brother Souphanouvong headed agreed on broad proposals for a ` government of national union'. Elections for 21 extra assembly seats were finally held in May 1958, with parties aligned with the Pathet Lao acquiring 13. Souphanouvong entered the government as Economic Minister. Phoumi Vongvichit, also acquired a Ministry. The United States considered Souvanna Phouma's return to office bad news. In June 1958 Souvanna was again forced to resign by the rightists. The king accepted the vote as legal the next day when he signed Royal Ordinance No. 282, dismissing Souvanna Phouma's government and giving powers provisionally to the Revolutionary Committee. Royal Ordinance No. 283, approved a provisional government formed by Prince Boun Oum, who acted as front man for Phoui Sananikone.Souvanna Phouma – Souvanna Phouma
25. Alan Yentob – Alan Yentob is a British television executive and presenter. Alan Yentob was born into an Jewish family in Stepney, London. Yentob was a boarder at the independent The King's School in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Yentob studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and spent a year at Grenoble University. Yentob went on to study Law at Leeds University, where he got involved in drama. Yentob graduated in 1967. Yentob joined the BBC as its only non-Oxbridge graduate of that year. Nine months later Yentob moved into TV to become an assistant director on programmes. In 1975, Yentob helped initiate Arena, of which he was to remain the editor until 1985. The series still returns for semi-regular editions as of 2014. In 1993 Yentob was promoted to Controller of BBC 1, responsible for the output of the BBC's premier channel. Yentob remained until 1996 when he was promoted again to become BBC Television's overall Director of Programmes. This placed Yentob across all media -- radio, television and Internet. Yentob has been frequently criticised by comedian Victor Lewis-Smith. Yentob also began to present BBC programmes.Alan Yentob – Alan Yentob (left) and Grayson Perry at private view of Gilbert & George retrospective, Tate Modern