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Sir John Houblon (1632 - 1711) was the Bank of England's first Governor, and held the post during 1694–1697. He is currently known for appearing on the back of Series E £50 Bank of England note. The Bank was criticised over this choice by some commentators for being self-indulgent. The Bank would argue that it was a fitting tribute to its tercentenary.
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