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Simon Marks, 1st Baron Marks Of Broughton
... Simon Marks, 1st Baron Marks of Broughton (9 July 1888–8 December 1964), was a British Jewish businessman ... Marks was born in Leeds and educated at The Manchester Grammar School ... In 1907 he inherited a number of "penny bazaars" from his father, Michael Marks, which had been established with Thomas Spencer ...

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