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Dr. Samuel Segal, Labor Zionist, Named a Life Peer in England

Dr. Samuel Segal, a dedicated Labor Zionist, has been named a life peer, a designation for members of the House of Lords with the title of Baron and full rights during their lifetime. Such Barons cannot pass on their titles to a successor.

Dr. Segal, a physician and scholar, is the son of Prof. Moshe Zvi Segal, emeritus professor of Bible at Hebrew University. Dr. Segal was a member of Parliament for five years, but did not run in the last two elections. He served as a regional medical officer in the British Ministry of Health.

A former member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, he was a vice-president of the Zionist Federation. He was the only member of Parliament in 1947 to vote against the late British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin because of the latter’s Palestine policy, though the point at issue in the vote did not directly concern the Palestine mandate.

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