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Alexander, David Lindo (1842–1922), lawyer and Jewish community leader  

Sharman Kadish

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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Ameer Ali, Saiyid (1849–1928), judge and Muslim leader in India  

S. V. FitzGerald

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Ameer Ali, Saiyid (1849–1928), judge and Muslim leader in India, was born on 6 April 1849 at Chinsura, Bengal, the fourth son of Saiyid Saadat Ali Khan (who died of cholera in 1856) of Mohan, Oudh, and his wife, the daughter of Shamsuddin Khan...

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Saiyid Ameer Ali (1849–1928) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bentwich, Herbert (1856–1932), lawyer and Zionist leader  

Hilary L. Rubinstein

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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Blease, (Walter) Lyon (1884–1963), barrister and civic activist  

Joyce Senders Pedersen

Blease, (Walter) Lyon (1884–1963), barrister and civic activist, was born on 30 May 1884 at 5 Beech Street, Fairfield, Liverpool, the second son and second of three children of Walter Blease (c.1853–1940), chartered accountant, and his wife, Mary Cecilia (d...

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Goldsmid, Sir Francis Henry, second baronet (1808–1878), lawyer and Jewish communal leader  

Geoffrey Alderman

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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Quilliam, William Henry [known as Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam; Haroon Mustapha Leon] (1856–1932), lawyer and Muslim leader  

John Guilford

Quilliam, William Henry [known as Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam; Haroon Mustapha Leon] (1856–1932), lawyer and Muslim leader, was born on 10 April 1856 at 22 Elliot Street, Liverpool, the son of Robert Quilliam, watch manufacturer, and his wife, Harriet, née Burrows. He was of Manx descent (and at one point active in the ...

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Waley, Jacob (1818–1873), barrister and Anglo-Jewish community leader  

Geoffrey Alderman

Waley, Jacob (1818–1873), barrister and Anglo-Jewish community leader, was the elder son of Solomon Jacob Waley (d. 1864), of London, and his wife, Rachel Hort. Simon Waley, pianist and composer, was his brother. Educated in London at Mr Neumegen's school in Highgate...