Samuel, Herbert Louis Samuel, Viscount, 1870-1963

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Dates:
Birth 1870-11-06
Death 1963-02-05
GB
English

Biographical notes:

Herbert Louis Samuel was a British statesman, who held many posts and became the Liberal leader in the House of Lords. Born in Liverpool to a successful German-Jewish banker, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with a first in history. During this time he developed the radical Liberal stance that guided his political life; during his career, he served in the House of Commons, the cabinet, and as home secretary during World War I, and was involved in many key decisions. He served with distinction as head of the civil government in Palestine, and continued to hold political office upon his return to England, becoming the leader of the Liberal Party.

From the description of Herbert Louis Samuel carbon copy of letter to Douglas Shepherd and Shepherd's reply, 1955. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 144875222

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Subjects:

  • Philosophy and science
  • Statesmen--Correspondence

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)