Herbert Samuel

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Birthday
6, 1870
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Feb 5, 1963 (92)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1870
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Feb 5, 1963 (92)

About

This early twentieth-century Liberal politician was the first Jewish-born leader of his party. Over the course of his career, he served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Postmaster-General, Home Secretary, and British High Commissioner of Palestine.

Before Fame

A decade after graduating from Balliol College, Oxford, he became a Member of Parliament.

Trivia

He held the majority of his political offices under the administration of Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith.

Family Life

He married Beatrice Franklin. His brother, Sir Stuart Samuel, was also a Liberal Party politician.

Associated With

He succeeded future Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the office of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

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