Samuel, Sir Saul

(1820–1900)
   New South Wales politician. Samuel’s family emigrated from London to New South Wales when he was a boy of twelve. Having become wealthy through gold mining and cattle ranching, he was the first Jew to be appointed to the legislature of the colony in 1854. He remained a member for twenty years and held several executive posts, including financial secretary and postmaster-general. He served as agent-general in London from 1880 and was knighted in 1882.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • SAMUEL, SIR SAUL — (1820–1900), Australian politician and communal figure. Born in London, Samuel emigrated to Australia with his widowed mother in 1832 to join her brother, a successful Sydney merchant. Samuel became a leading merchant in Sydney and Bathurst and a …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SAMUEL — (Heb. שְׁמוּאֵל), Israelite judge and prophet who lived in the 11th century B.C.E. His name is very close to that of the ancient Babylonian royal ancestor of Hammurapi, Sūmû la il, and similar in form to other amorite names such as Sūmû Abum,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Samuel Baronets — The have been three Baronetcies created for people with the surname Samuel, all in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Two of the titles are still extant.The Samuel Baronetcy, of Nevern Square, St Mary Abbots, Kensington, in the County of London,… …   Wikipedia

  • Samuel — samuel. m. C. Rica. Acción de samuelear. || echar un samuel. fr. C. Rica. samuelear. * * * Samuel, Herbert Louis (Šemū´ēl) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Samuel Isaac — (1812–1886), merchant and projector of the Mersey Tunnel.Isaac, son of Lewis Isaac of Poole, Dorsetshire, by Catherine, daughter of N. Solomon of Margate, was born at Chatham, Kent in 1815. Coming to London as a young man, he established a large… …   Wikipedia

  • Samuel — /sam yooh euhl/, n. 1. a judge and prophet of Israel. I Sam. 1 3; 8 15. 2. either of two books of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: I Sam., II Sam. 3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning name of God. * * * I (с 11th century BC) Old… …   Universalium

  • SALOMONS, SIR JULIAN EMANUEL — (1836–1909), Australian politician and jurist. Born in Birmingham, England, Salomons, the son of a merchant, emigrated to New South Wales in 1853 and worked first for a bookseller and then for a stock jobber. His mother s sister married sir saul… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • POLITICS — Introduction Jewish involvement in national politics in the various countries in which they settled dates from the period of Jewish emancipation at the end of the 18th and the first half of the 19th century. In fact, personalities such as joseph… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.