Montagu, Samuel

   English banker and communal leader. He was born in Liverpool. In 1853 he founded the merchant bankers Samuel Montagu and Company. He served as the liberal member of parliament for Whitechapel from 1885 to 1900. In 1894 he was made a baronet, and in 1907 a baron. He was the leader in Britain of Orthodox Russian Jewish immigrants, and in 1887 founded the Federation of Synagogues. He travelled to Palestine, Russia and the US on behalf of Jewry, but was an opponent of Zionism.

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