Nathan Laski, Leader of British Jewry, Dead

Nathan Laski one of the most prominent Jewish leaders in England, died today at the age of 78 in the Jewish hospital in Manchester of which he was chairman of the Board of Directors. He was taken to the hospital Sunday with a broken leg after being knocked down in the street by a car.

After retiring from business in 1930, Nathan Laski devoted himself to Jewish religious-and philanthropic activities. He was the chairman of the Jewish Council in Manchester and president of the Great Synagogue there. He was also a member of the executive of the “King’s Fund.” His son, Neville Laski, is one of the outstanding leaders of British Jewry and was for many years the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Another son, Harold J. Laski, is a professor of political science and author of many books on the political and economic scene.

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