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Sir Maurice Levy MP

Born:
1859
Died:
6 Elul 5693 (28 August 1933)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
LEV1158
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1859
Place of birth:
Leicester

Death

Date of death:
6 Elul 5693 (28 August 1933)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Brighton
Burial place:
Cremated Golders Green

Places

Addresses

51 London Road Leicester (1861)
2 DeMontfort Road Leicester (1871)
21 London Road, Knighton, Leics (1891)
The Coppice, 39 Coppice Lane Leicester, (1901)
Humberstone Hall, Humberstone, N. Leicester. (1911)
9 Grosvenor Crescent Belgrave Square, London
The place where he died:
Metropole Hotel Brighton (1933)

Schools

Name:
London University

Synagogues

Name:
New West End
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levy_baronets

The Levy Baronetcy, of Humberstone Hall in the County of Leicester, was a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 4 February 1913 for Sir Maurice Levy, Liberal Member of Parliament for Loughborough from 1900 to 1918. The third Baronet served as High Sheriff of Leicestershire from 1937 to 1938. The title became extinct on his death in 1996.

Jewish Chronicle Obituary, 01 September 1933

SIR MAURICE LEVY We regret to announce the death of Sir Maurice Levy, Bart., M.P. for Loughborough from 1900 to 1918, who passed away suddenly last Saturday, at the age of seventy-four, while on holiday at Brighton, where he had arrived the previous day. He was well known in the City of London and in the Provinces, and was Chairman of the firm of Hart and Levy, Ltd., wholesale clothiers and woollen merchants, of London. The deceased was born at Leicester and was the second son of the late Mr. Joseph Levy, of that city. . He was educated at the University of London and privately. In politics he was a staunch Liberal, and during his long parliamentary career he championed Jewish interests and actively opposed the passing of the Aliens Act before the War. He served in the Ministry of Munitions during the War, and was a member of Mr. Lloyd George's special trade missions to Ireland. At the conclusion of hostilities, he was a member of the Disposals Board. Sir Maurice took a prominent, part in county affairs, being D.L. for Leicestershire, a Justice of the Peace, and in 1926-27 High Sheriff of the county. "He was a keen sportsman, and was a member for many years of the New West End Synagogue and the Leicester Synagogue. In 1907, the deceased waft created a Knight, and in 1918 a Baronet. His wife, whom he married in 1885, was Elise Rey, daughter of the late Mr.Max Zoasenheim, of Leeds and Harrogate. There were four daughters and one son, Ewart Maurice, who was born in 1897, and succeeds as second Baronet.- Last year, the new Baronet married Hylda, daughter of Sir Albert Levy, The remains of Sir Maurice Levy were cremated at Golders Green on Tuesday.

Family

Spouse

Elsie Zossenheim (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Levy

Children

Violet Levy (female)
Doris Levy (female)
Alex Levy (female)
Norah Levy (female)
Ewart Maurice Levy (male)

Siblings

David Levy (male)
Pamela Levy (female)

Parents

Father: Joseph Levy (male)
Mother: Caroline Levy (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
Member of Parliament
What was the impact of this:
He was Liberal MP for the Loughborough Division of Leicestershire from 1900–18, first contesting the seat as the Liberal candidate at the 1900 General Election when he narrowly held the seat for the Liberals. During World War One he worked under David Lloyd George at the Ministry of Munitions.
He retired from parliament without contesting the 1918 General Election.and became a Justice of the Peace in the County of Leicester. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Leicestershire and served as High Sheriff of Leicestershire for 1926–27

Other Occupations

Position:
Managing Director
Organisation:
Hart and Levy, He was Managing Director of Hart and Levy (Limited), wholesale merchants and manufacturers, of Leicester and London.

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