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Sir Robert Waley Cohen (1877–1952) by Bassano, 1946 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cohen, Sir Robert Waley (1877–1952), oil industrialist, was born in London on 8 September 1877, the second son of Nathaniel Louis Cohen, a leading figure in the City, and his wife, Julia Matilda Cohen (1853–1917), daughter of Jacob Waley (1818–1873). A sister of ...

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Samuel, Marcus, first Viscount Bearsted (1853–1927), petroleum entrepreneur, was born in Whitechapel, east London, on 5 November 1853, the second son of Marcus Samuel, a merchant, and his wife, Abigail, daughter of Abraham Moss, both of London Jewish families. He was educated privately, and began his commercial career as the owner of a small business in ...

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Marcus Samuel, first Viscount Bearsted (1853–1927) by Sir William Orpen, 1921 Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London