LONDON (Apr. 27)
Sir Leon Simon, who combined careers as a British Government official, advisor to the Government of Israel and a recognized classical scholar in Greek and Hebrew, died here today at the age of 84.
Educated at Oxford University, he served as director of telecommunications at the British General Post office and as director of the Post office Savings Bank. After retiring from the British civil service, he served as chairman of the board of governors of the Hebrew University and advisor to the Israel Government in several fields.
He translated ancient Greek Literature into Hebrew and Hebrew into English. A disciple of the Hebrew philosopher essayist, Achad Haam, he wrote a biography and many essays on him.