About Samuel George Joseph, Sir. 1st Baronet
Sir Samuel George Joseph, 1st Baronet (15 August 1888 – 4 October 1944) was the 615th Lord Mayor of London.
Samuel Joseph made a name for himself when in 1908, together with his cousin, Sydney Gluckstein, he acquired C. W. Bovis & Co., then a local builder, and expanded it into a major construction business. It was said that he was a 'genius for organisation'.
During World War I, Samuel Joseph went off to France to fight for the British Army. On his return he personally supervised a building development at Sussex Square in London for Winston Churchill.
He later became an underwriter for Lloyds of London and an Alderman of the City of London. He served as Lord Mayor of London for 1942 to 1943. He became a baronet at the end of his term as Lord Mayor on 16 November 1943. He died in 1944.
His son, Keith Joseph, went on to be a Cabinet Minister.
Samuel Gluckstein JOSEPH
- Father: Abraham JOSEPH
- Mother: Sarah GLUCKSTEIN
- Birth: 15 Aug 1888, 50, High Street, Notting Hill, London
- Residence: 15 Aug 1888, 50, High Street, Notting Hill, London
- Residence: 5 Apr 1891, Kensington, London
- Occupation: City of London School, London, from 1898 to 1903
- Residence: 30 Mar 1901, 3, Lymington Road, West Hampstead, London
- Occupation: Lyons Works department, from 1903 to
- Occupation: Owner, Salmon & Gluckstein, 1904
- Occupation: Military Service, 1915
- Residence: 6 Jul 1916, Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
- Residence: 6 Jul 1916, 3, Lymington Road, West Hampstead, London
- Occupation: 2nd Lieutenant Royal Irish Regiment (Building Contractors), 6 Jul 1916
- Occupation: BEF 1918, Salonika
- Occupation: BEF 1918, Egypt
- Occupation: Lieutenant 5th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, 17 Jan 1918, France
- Hospitalization : Wounded, BEF 1918, Egypt
- Occupation: Councillor, 1922, Marylebone, London
- Occupation: Mayor, from 1928 to 1931, Marylebone, London
- Occupation: Common Councilman, from 1931 to 1933, Castle Baynard ward, London
- Occupation: Sheriff of London, Jun 1933
- Occupation: Alderman, Oct 1933, Portsoken ward, London
- Knighthood : 1934
- Occupation: Lord Mayor of London, from 1 Nov 1942 to 30 Oct 1943
- Death: 4 Oct 1944
- Cause: Heart Attack
Partnership with: Edna Cecily PHILLIPS
Marriage: 6 Jul 1916, Hampstead Synagogue, Hampstead, London
Child: Keith Sinjohn JOSEPH Birth: 17 Jan 1918, Billiard Room, 63, Portland Place, London W1B 1AB
Sir Samuel Joseph, Former Lord Mayor of London, Dead; First Jew to Hold Post in 40 Years
October 8, 1944==
LONDON (Oct. 6 1944)
Sir Samuel George Joseph, Lord Mayor of London for 1942-1943, died here yesterday. He was 56. A veteran of World War I, in which he served as a captain in the Royal Irish Regiment, Sir Samuel was active in many Jewish and non-Jewish humanitarian causes. Prior to his election as Lord Mayor he was Sheriff of the City of London and a member of the Board of Aldermen. He was made a Baron by King George in November, 1943, when he retired as Lord Mayor.
Sir Samuel who was the first Jew to be named Lord Mayor of London in 40 years, evinced, great interest in Jewish communal affairs and during his term as Lord Mayor participated in the re-dedication of the destroyed Great Synagogue of London and issued an appeal to British Jews to uphold the fine reputation they had won. Last year he sent a message to American Jews lauding the cooperation between the Jewish communities of Britain and the United States in maintaining “the ideals for which Judaism stands.”