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Lord Reading, 75, Recuperating at Kent

The Marquess of Reading, former Viceroy of India, spent his 75th birthday today convalescing in Walmer Castle, Kent.

Suffering from cardiac asthma, the Marquess has been seriously ill for the past few weeks.

The Marquess of Reading was also former Attorney General, Lord Chief Justice and British Ambassador Extraordinary to the United States, being the first Jew to serve in any of these capacities. He was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the first National Government.