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Diamond, John [Jack], Baron Diamond (1907–2004), accountant and politician, was born on 30 April 1907 at 26 Savile Drive, Leeds, the son of Solomon Diamond (d. 1939), rabbi, and his wife, Henrietta, née Beckermann. He was originally named Joseph but adopted the name ...


Goldsmid, Sir Henry Joseph [Harry] D'Avigdor-, second baronet (1909–1976), politician and bullion broker, was born at Somerhill, near Tonbridge, Kent, on 10 June 1909, the elder son (a daughter died in infancy) of Sir Osmond Elim D'Avigdor-Goldsmid, first baronet (1877–1940) (created 1934), and his wife, ...


Lever, (Norman) Harold, Baron Lever of Manchester (1914–1995), politician and businessman, was born in Cheetham, Manchester, on 15 January 1914, in a family of four sons and one daughter of Bernard Lever, textile merchant, and his wife, Bertha. Both parents were Orthodox Jews; their parents had emigrated from ...


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Ricardo, John Lewis (1812–1862), politician and entrepreneur, was the son of Jacob Ricardo, financier, and nephew of David Ricardo. In early life he showed great athletic prowess, on one occasion riding a spirited horse bareback up a staircase and into a dining-room at ...


Sir David Salomons, baronet (1797–1873) by Charles Turner, pubd 1837 (after Mary Martha Pearson) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Salomons, Sir David, baronet (1797–1873), banker and politician, was born in London on 22 November 1797, the second son of Levy Salomons, a stockbroker whose family was of Dutch Ashkenazi Jewish (German and Polish) origin, and Matilda de Metz, of Leiden.

At the age of twenty-six ...