- (1731-82)American merchant shipper. He was born in Portugal, and settled in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1752. There he became a leader of the Yeshuat Israel Congregation. He built up an extensive transatlantic mercantile empire and became Newport's leading merchant. A supporter of the rebel cause, he moved to Leicester, Massachusetts, when the British captured Newport.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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