Levontin, Zalman David

(1856-1940)
   Russian banker and pioneer of Jewish settlement in Palestine. He was born in Belorussia. In 1882 he went to Palestine, where he purchased land and founded the town of Rishon-le-Zion in the Judean coastal plain. He subsequently served as branch bank manager in various towns in the Pale of Settlement. In 1901 he was summoned by Theodor Herzl to become one of the directors of the Jewish Colonial Trust in London. Two years later he returned to Palestine to establish the Anglo-Palestine Bank which he directed.

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