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Alexander, David Lindo (1842–1922), lawyer and Jewish community leader, was born at 6 South Street, London, on 5 October 1842, second son in the large family of solicitor Joshua Alexander and his wife, Jemima (b. 1819), one of eighteen children of David Abarbanel Lindo...

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Bentwich, Herbert (1856–1932), lawyer and Zionist leader, was born on 11 May 1856 at 57 Church Lane, Whitechapel, London, the youngest of three children (he had a brother and a sister) of Marks, or Mattos (Mattathias), Bentwitch, a jeweller who had immigrated from ...

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See Birk [née Wilson], Alma Lillian, Baroness Birk

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Arthur Cohen (1829–1914) by Sir Frank Short, 1917 (after John Singer Sargent, 1906) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cohen, Arthur (1829–1914), lawyer, was born in Wyndham Place, Bryanston Square, London, on 18 November 1829, the youngest son of Benjamin Cohen (1789–1867), a prosperous bill broker. His grandfather, Levy Barent Cohen (1740–1808), moved to London from Holland about 1770. Through his mother, ...

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Goldsmid, Sir Francis Henry, second baronet (1808–1878), lawyer and Jewish communal leader, was born at Spital Square, London, on 1 May 1808, the second son of the financier Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, first baronet (1778–1859), and his wife and cousin, Isabel Goldsmid (1788–1860)...

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Henry, Michael (1830–1875), patent agent and newspaper editor, was born on 19 February 1830 at Eltham House, Kennington, south London, the youngest son of Abraham Henry (c.1790–1840), merchant, and his wife, Emma (1788–1870), daughter of Solomon Lyon of Cambridge. Both his parents were Jewish. A noted scholar, ...

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Janner, Barnett, Baron Janner (1892–1982), politician and lawyer, was born on 20 June 1892 in Lucknick (now Luocke), in the province of Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, the first of three surviving children of Joseph Vitum-Janner (d. 1932), a shopkeeper, and his wife, Gertrude (Gittel), ...

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Lauterpacht, Sir Hersch (1897–1960), international lawyer, was born on 16 August 1897 at Zolkiew, a village near Lemberg (Lwów) in eastern Galicia, Poland, the younger son in a family of three children of Aaron Lauterpacht, a timber merchant of fluctuating fortune, and his wife, ...

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Sir Hersch Lauterpacht (1897–1960) by Elliott & Fry, 1949? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lewis, Sir George Henry, first baronet (1833–1911), lawyer, was born on 21 April 1833, at 10 Ely Place, Holborn, London, one of eight children and second of four sons of James Graham Lewis (1804–1873) and his wife, Harriet Davis (c.1805–1869). He was educated at a private Jewish school in ...

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Nathan, Harry Louis, first Baron Nathan (1889–1963), lawyer and public servant, was born at 36 Bassett Road, North Kensington, London, on 2 February 1889, the elder son of Michael Henry Nathan (b. 1852) and his wife, Constance (d. 1949), daughter of ...

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Salomons, Sir Julian Emanuel (1835–1909), lawyer and politician in Australia, born at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 4 November 1835, was the only son of Emanuel Solomons, a Jewish merchant of that city, and his wife, née Levien. After emigrating to Australia in 1853, he obtained clerical employment in ...

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Silkin, John Ernest (1923–1987), lawyer and politician, was born on 18 March 1923 in London, the third and youngest son (there were no daughters) of Lewis Silkin, later first Baron Silkin (1889–1972), solicitor, who became minister of town and country planning in the Labour government of 1945–51, and his wife, ...