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Sir Richard. born 1950, British entrepreneur. In 1969 he founded the Virgin record company, adding other interests later, including Virgin Atlantic Airways (1984), Virgin Radio (1993), and the Virgin Rail Group (1996): made the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by boat (1986) and the first of the Pacific by hot-air balloon (1991)
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  • "I—I protest," he cried, and then was silenced just as had been the case with Mr. branson.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • She always calls 'a spade a spade, and branson's Essence of Coffee,' etc.

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  • This time it was to arrest Sam Wood for the rescue of branson.

  • His purpose in going through the head-quarters of the "Free-state" men was undoubtedly to tempt them to the rescue of branson.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858 John William Burgess
  • Was branson—Old B., as fellows spoke of him usually—was he a fellow enthusiast?

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton

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