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Death of London’s Jewish Magistrate

August 9, 1923
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The death took place on Tuesday after an operation, of Mr. I. A. Symmons, who was appointed a Metropolitan Police Magistrate in 1911. He was on the Bench only a fortnight ago.

Israel Alexander Symmons, who was the first and only Jewish magistrate in London, was a son of Samuel Symmons, of Whitefriars Street, Bishopgate. He was born in 1862, and educated at London University, where he graduated in law with honors. The funeral took place yesterday at the Golders Green Jewish Cemetery.

Sympathetic references to the death of Mr. Symmons were made at several of the Metropolitan police courts by his colleagues on the Bench.

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