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David Salomons becomes the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London

David Salomons, detail
11/09/1855
Alderman David Salomons became the first person of his faith elected to the post of Lord Mayor of London. Ever since his first efforts at election in the City he had faced difficulties because of the Christian oaths required. He met further such obstacles when he was elected to Parliament in 1851. He also became the first Jewish magistrate in Britain. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Benjamin Vincent, Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to all Ages and Nations (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906), 757.

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