Henriques, Basil Lucas Quixano

   English social reformer, son of Henry Straus Quixano Henriques. He was born in London. With the help of his wife, he established the St George's Jewish Settlement in London after World War I. He served as magistrate and later as chairman of the East London Juvenile Court. He visited boys' homes and prisons, suggested reforms, and took an interest in Jewish offenders. After World War II he headed the anti-Zionist Jewish Fellowship. He wrote The Indiscretions of a Warden, The Indiscretions of a Magistrate and The Home Menders.

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