This Day in Jewish History / Sun Sets on London's First Jewish Sheriff

Sir David Salomons was a trailblazer in establishing the right of England's Jews to hold public office, eventually serving in Parliament.

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On July 18, 1873, Sir David Salomons, the man who led the fight for full Jewish participation in English political life, died, at the age of 75. A trailblazer in both the financial and public-service worlds,...