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Sir John Lubbock
Birth: Apr. 30, 1834
London
Greater London, England
Death: May 28, 1913
Broadstairs
Kent, England

Scientist, Politician. He coined the archaeological terms "Paleolithic" and "Neolithic". Lubbock studied at Eton College before beginning his career by taking a position in his father's bank, becoming a partner at age twenty-two. He was elected the first president of the Institute of Bankers in 1879 and in 1883 founded the Bank Clerks Orphanage, now known as the Bankers Benevolent fund. In 1888 he was made president of the London Chamber of Commerce. He entered politics in 1870 when he was elected as Liberal Member of Parliament for Maidstone, Kent. Among his many enactments in parliament were the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and the Ancient Monuments Act of 1882. He was also the founder of the Proportional Representation Society in 1884, before joining the breakaway Liberal Unionist Party in 1886. He also developed a reputation as an archaeologist; and in 1865 published "Pre-historic Times, as Illustrated by Ancient Remains, and the Manners and Customs of Modern Savages". He was the first to use the words Paleolithic to denote the Old Stone Age and Neolithic to denote the New Stone Age. He was also respected amateur biologist, publishing books on many subjects, including, wasps, bees and ants, insect sense organs and development and animal intelligence. He was also the first to prove that ants are sensitive to ultraviolet light. He was a long standing friend of Charles Darwin and corresponded with him frequently. He sold Darwin the land on which his famous Sand Walk was made and helped secure Darwin's burial in Westminster Abbey. In 1890 he was made a privy councilor and in 1891 chaired the committee for the design of the new coinage. He was given the title of Baron Avebury in 1900. (bio by: js) 
 
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  Alice Augusta Laurentia Lane Fox-Pitt Lubbock*
 
 Children:
  John Birbeck Lubbock (1858 - 1929)*
 
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Burial:
St Giles the Abbot Churchyard
Farnborough
London Borough of Bromley
Greater London, England
Plot: Churchyard.
 
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Record added: Jul 29, 2009
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