Herbert Louis Samuel

Herbert Louis Samuel

Birth
Toxteth, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death 2 Feb 1963 (aged 92)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 6133658 · View Source
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British Statesman. Born in Liverpool, England the youngest son of Edwin and Clara Yates Samuel, he attended Balliol College at Oxford. In 1897 he married his cousin, Beatrice Franklin, with whom he had four children. He ws elected to Parliament for the Cleveland division of Yorkshire in 1902 as a Liberal. He served as Parliamentary undersecretary to the Home Office from 1905 to 1909, and was responsible for legislation that established seperate juvenile courts and the Borstal system of detention and training for youthful offenders. In 1909 he was appointed as the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, making him one of the first Jewish members of the British cabinet. He was appointed postmaster general in 1910 serving until 1914, and then again in 1915 to 1916 during which time he he nationalized the telephone system. He served as the first British high commissioner for Palestine from 1920 to 1925. With his return to Britain, he acted as Deputy Liberal Leader in the House of Lords from 1931 to 1935. Created Viscount Samuel of Mount Carmel and Toxteth in 1937, he fell in line with Prime Minister Chamberline's appeasement policy towards German agression. From 1944 to 1945 he led the Liberal Party in the House of Lords. He served as president of the British Institute of Philosophy from 1931 to 1959, writing works such as "Practical Ethics" in 1935, "Belief and Action" in 1937, "Essays in Physics" in 1951, and "In Search of Reality" in 1957.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert Louis Samuel (6 Nov 1870–2 Feb 1963), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6133658, citing Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery, Willesden, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .