Rt Hon. Marquess Rufus Isaacs PC
(1860-1935)

lawyer, statesman, Member of Parliament (1904-1913), Attorney General of England and Wales (1910-1913), Solicitor General (1910), Privy Counsellor (from 1911), Lord Chief Justice of England (1913-1921), 1st Baron Reading (1914-1916), 1st Viscount Reading (1916-1917), 1st Earl of Reading (1917-1926), 1st Viscount Erleigh (1917-1926), Viceroy of India (1921-1926), 1st Marquess of Reading (from 1926), and Foreign Secretary (1931)

Died aged 75

Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading GCB GCSI GCIE GCVO PC KC (10 October 1860 – 30 December 1935) was the Viceroy of India (1921–25), barrister, jurist and the last member of the official Liberal Party to serve as Foreign Secretary. He was the second practising Jew to be a member of the British cabinet (the first being Herbert Samuel, who was also a member of the Asquith Government), the first Jew to be Lord Chief Justice of England, and the first, and as yet only, British Jew to be raised to a marquessate.

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Rufus Isaacs 1st Marquess of Reading 1860-1935 lawyer and statesman lived and died here

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