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John Hall
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Born in Ashington, Northumberland
Born on 21st of March 1933

Born 1933 - English property developer.

Worked as a surveyor in the mining industry before establishing his own business. Developed the Metro Centre on Tyneside. Life President and former chairman of Newcastle United Football Club. Director of the Bank of England (1996-98). Knighted in 1991.

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