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Menachem Savidor 8th Speaker of the Kneset (Chodorowski)

Hebrew: Menachem Savidor 8th Speaker of the Kneset (Chodorowski), מנחם סבידור
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Artemivs'k, Donets'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: November 2, 1968 (51)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Dov Boris Hodorovsky and Anna Hodorovsky
Husband of Raya Savidor
Father of <private> Goldenzweig (Savidor) and <private> Savidor
Brother of <private> Chodoroff (Chodorowski); <private> Chodoroff; <private> Gutman (Chodorowski) and <private> Chodorowski (Savidor)

Occupation: 8th Speaker of the Kneset
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Goldenzweig (Savidor)
    • <private> Savidor
    • <private> Chodoroff (Chodorowski)
    • <private> Chodoroff
    • <private> Gutman (Chodorowski)
    • <private> Chodorowski (Savidor)

About Menachem Savidor 8th Speaker of the Kneset

Menachem Savidor

Menachen Savidor (Hebrew: מנחם סבידור‎, 20 August 1917 – 2 November 1988) was an Israeli civil servant and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud from 1977 until 1984. Between 1981 and 1984 he was the Knesset's eighth Speaker.


Born Menachem Khodorovsky in Bakhmut in the Russian Empire (today Artemivsk in Ukraine), Savidor attended high school in Poland and Vilnius University.

In 1941, he made aliyah to Mandate Palestine, and enlisted in the British Army. He was demobilised in 1946, and enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces in 1938. He founded the Military School for Organisation and Management, and was its first commander. He also headed the Police and Discipline Branch. In 1953, he was demobilised with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1953, he joined the General Zionists party and was also appointed deputy director of the Ministry of Transportation. The following year he became director-general of Israel Railways, a post he held until 1964 when he was appointed director-general of Vered, a subsidiary of the Rassco housing company. After leaving the role in 1967, he served as director-general of a citrus fruit export company until 1977.

He was elected onto Tel Aviv city council, and headed the Gahal faction (an alliance of the Liberal Party (which the General Zionists had merged into) and Herut) from 1969 until 1974. He became deputy chairman of the Liberal Party's central committee and headed its political think tank. In 1977 he was elected to the Knesset on the Likud list (an alliance of the Liberal Party, Herut and other right-wing parties). He was re-elected in 1981, and was appointed Speaker of the Knesset, replacing Yitzhak Berman.

Having lost his seat in the 1984 elections, Savidor was appointed chairman of the Public Committee to Rehabilitate the Economy in 1985. In 1987 he became chairman of the Fund for the Security of Israel, but died the following year at the age of 71.

The Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station is named after him.

Knesset Terms

Knesset 9 13.6.1977 - 20.7.1981

Knesset 10 20.7.1981 - 13.8.1984

Knesset Presidium

Knesset 10 Speaker of the Knesset

Public Activities

- Moved with his family to Bialystok, 1922

- Lived in Japan in 1941

- Member of General Zionist Party and Liberal Party from 1953

- Deputy Director of Transportation Ministry, 1953

- General Director of Israeli Railways, 1954-1964

- General Director of “Vered” a subsidiary of “Rassco”, 1964-1967

- General Director of Citrus Fruit Export Company, 1968-1977

- Member of Tel Aviv City Council and head of Gahal Faction on the Council, 1969-1974

- Deputy Chairman of Central Committee of Liberal Party and head of the Political Think Tank of Party, 1976

- Chairman of Public Committee to Rehabilitate the Economy, 1985-1986

- Chairman of Fund for Security of Israel, 1987

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Menachem Savidor 8th Speaker of the Kneset's Timeline

August 20, 1917
Artemivs'k, Donets'ka oblast, Ukraine
November 2, 1968
Age 51
Tel Aviv, Israel
Age 50