Chaim Weizmann
(1874-1952)

Died aged c. 78

Chaim Azriel Weizmann (Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן‎‎ Hayyim Azri'el Vaytsman, Russian: Хаим Вейцман Khaim Veytsman; 27 November 1874 – 9 November 1952) D.Sc, Sc.D, LL.D was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as President of the Zionist Organization and later as the first President of Israel. He was elected on 16 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952. Weizmann convinced the United States government to recognize the newly formed state of Israel. Weizmann was also a biochemist who developed the acetone–butanol–ethanol fermentation process, which produces acetone through bacterial fermentation. His acetone production method was of great importance for the British war industry during World War I. He founded the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel and was instrumental in the establishment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Chaim Weizmann 1874-1952 scientist and statesman, First President of the State of Israel lived here

67 Addison Road, Kensington and Chelsea, W14, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Dr. Chaim Weizmann (1874-1952) Scientist, Zionist leader and first president of the State of Israel (1948) lived in Manchester (1904-1917)

Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, United Kingdom where they lived near