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Jacob Sassoon

Two Sassoon baronetcies, both now extinct, were created in 1890 and 1909 respectively, for members of the Anglo-Indo-Iraqi and Indo-Iraqi branches of the Sassoon family of Baghdadi Jewish descent.

The Sassoon baronetcy, of Kensington Gore, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 March 1890 for the Anglo-Iraqi businessman Albert (formerly Abdullah) Sassoon, whose family hailed from Baghdad.

The second baronet Sir Edward Sassoon represented Hythe as a Liberal Unionist Party Member of Parliament from May 1899 to his death in 1912.

The third Baronet Sir Philip Sassoon was a Conservative British politician, art collector and social host, who represented Hythe in the House of Commons from 1912 and served as Under-Secretary of State for Air from 1924 to 1929 and again from 1931 to 1937, and First Commissioner of Public Works in 1937. He was appointed Privy Councillor in 1929. On his death in 1939 the baronetcy became extinct.

The Sassoon baronetcy, of Bombay, was created 9 February 1909 for Sir Albert's nephew Jacob Elias Sassoon. He had no children, so a special remainder enabled his younger brother to inherit. The third baronet was also childless, and the title died out with him in 1961.

Sassoon baronets, of Kensington Gore (1890)

Sassoon baronets, of Bombay (1909)

See also


  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets

External links

  • Article on the second branch of the family - the Chinese Sassoons. Retrieved 16 August 2007.

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