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Impressive Ceremonies Mark London’s Honor to Marquis Reading

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The remarkable career of the former Rufus Isaacs, the first Jewish marquis in England, was told to the people by a herald of the city of London yesterday when the freedom of the city was conferred upon the Marquis of Reading in the presence of British statesmen and Princes of India. Sir Herbert Samuel, former High Commissioner of Palestine, and Dr. Joseph H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, were among those present at the ceremonies.

In reciting the details of the career of Marquis of Reading, the herald said: Lord Reading has made a great name for himself as a lawyer, statesman and diplomat.

The Marquis of Reading in his address, declared that his pleasure in the civic distinction conferred upon him is enhanced by the fact that he was born in the city. “However, in those days I had no premonitory indication of today’s honor,” he declared.

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