Louis Montagu, 2nd Baron Swaythling

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Louis Samuel Montagu, 2nd Baron Swaythling (1869–1927) was a prominent member of the British Jewish community, a financier, and a political activist. He was the son and heir of Samuel Montagu, 1st Baron Swaythling, and of his wife Ellen (Cohen).

Life[edit]

He was educated at Clifton College, and later became head of the family banking business.

In 1917, along with Lionel Nathan de Rothschild and Sir Philip Magnus, he co-founded the anti-Zionist League of British Jews.[citation needed] He was president of the Federation of Synagogues, until 1925.[1] [2] He opposed the Balfour Declaration.[3]

Family[edit]

He was married to Gladys Helen Rachel Goldsmid (1879–1965), a member of both the Goldsmith and Rothschild banking families. They had four children:

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1869–1907: Mr Louis Montagu
  • 1907–1911: The Honourable Louis Montagu
  • 1911–1927: The Right Honourable The Lord Swaythling[a]
  1. ^ Although The Lord Swaythling was a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of "Bt" is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alderman, Geoffrey (2008). Controversy and Crisis: Studies in the History of the Jews in Modern Britain. Academic Studies PRess. ISBN 9781934843222.
  2. ^ The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000. University of California Press. 2002. ISBN 9780520227194.
  3. ^ The Divided Elite: Economics, Politics, and Anglo-Jewry, 1882-1917. BRILL. 1992. ISBN 9789004094475.