Cattaui, Joseph Asian

   Egyptian politican, nephew of Moses Cattaui. He was an official in the ministry of public works, directed a sugar factory, and set up other industrial plants. In 1915 he became a member of the Egyptian delegation to London to negotiate the independence of Egypt. In 1924 he was appointed minister of finance, and in the following year minister of communications. He served as a senator (1927-36), and as president of the Jewish community of Cairo.

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