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Sir Samuel Joseph, 1st Baronet

Sir Samuel Joseph, 1st Baronet
Samuel George Joseph

15 August 1888
Died4 October 1944
Known for615th Lord Mayor of London
ChildrenKeith Joseph (son)
RelativesSamuel Gluckstein (1821-1873) (father-in-law)
Sir Samuel Gluckstein (son-in-law)

Sir Samuel George Joseph, 1st Baronet (15 August 1888 – 4 October 1944) was the 615th Lord Mayor of London.

Early life

Samuel George Joseph was born on 15 August 1888, the son of Abraham Joseph and his wife Sarah Gluckstein, the daughter of Samuel Gluckstein, the founder of Salmon & Gluckstein tobacco merchants.[1]


Samuel Joseph made a name for himself when in 1908, together with his cousin, Sydney Gluckstein, he acquired C. W. Bovis & Co., then a local builder, and expanded it into a major construction business.[2] It was said that he was a 'genius for organisation'.[3]

During World War I, Samuel Joseph went off to France to fight for the British Army, as a captain in the Royal Irish Regiment.[4] On his return he personally supervised a building development at Sussex Square in London for Winston Churchill.[4]

He later became an underwriter for Lloyd's of London and an Alderman of the City of London.[2] He served as Sheriff of London for 1933, for which he was knighted in 1934, and Lord Mayor of London for 1942 to 1943.[2] He became a baronet at the end of his term as Lord Mayor on 16 November 1943.[5] He died in 1944.[2]


He married and his son, Keith Joseph, went on to be a Cabinet Minister.[6]

In 1909, his daughter Julia married Sir Samuel Gluckstein, solicitor and politician.


  1. ^ Andrew Denham; Mark Garnett (18 December 2014). Keith Joseph. Routledge. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-317-49025-8. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d The Worshipful Company of Cutlers Archived 1 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Autism and creativity By Michael Fitzgerald Page 143 Published by Routledge, 2003, ISBN 978-1-58391-213-3
  4. ^ a b Churchill and Chartwell by Stefan Buczacki Page 95 Published by Frances Lincoln, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7112-2535-0
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment
  6. ^ Keith Joseph Archived 30 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine
Political offices
Preceded by
John Laurie
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Frank Newson-Smith
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
(of Portsoken)
Succeeded by
Keith Joseph