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Saemy Japhet, Banker and Philanthropist, Dies in London at 95

February 4, 1954
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Saemy Japhet, prominent London banker and philanthropic, died here yesterday at the age of 95. Mr. Japhet contributed to a number of Jewish causes and took a deep interest in Palestine development, although he was never identified with the Zionist organization.

Mr. Japhet was born in Frankfurt and received his training in the banking business as an apprentice in a German bank for which he began working when he was 15. After a number of years in London, he established S. Japhet and Company, which is now one of London’s greatest banking houses.

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