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Fairbairn, Andrew Napier (1921-2007), local authority chief education officer

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Surname: Fairbairn
Forenames: Andrew Napier
Gender: Male
Date: 1921-2007
History: Born on 6 Nov 1921 in Watford, Hertfordshire. He attended Winchester and Ardingly school, West Sussex, before reading history at Trinity College, Cambridge. During the Second World War he served with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Scots. He served with distinction, was promoted to captain and awarded the Military Cross for bravery in action. After teaching in a number of local authority areas in Cambridgeshire, Sussex and Bedfordshire, he became Stewart Mason's deputy in 1961 and in 1971 his successor as director of education in Leicestershire. He co-created the "Leicestershire Plan" for education. He retired in 1984. He sang in choirs and was instrumental in founding what has become the flourishing Leicestershire Chorale. He died on 13 Oct 2007 after a fall.
Places:
  • Leicestershire
  • Leicestershire
  • Watford, Hertfordshire
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P219553
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  Description Held by Reference Further information
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1960-2010: personal papers incl corresp, photographs, reports
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
See Annual Return 2010

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