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    Playfair, Lyon (male) 05/21/1818 - 05/29/1898 Scottish St. Andrews University

    Politican and chemist; born in India; studied chemistry in Germany; professor at the Royal Institution of Manchester; chemist to the Geological Society; professor of Chemistry at Edinburgh University; politically active MP; created Baron Playfair in 1892. See Boase VI: 404-5, ODNB.

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