Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

Politician

1860 – 1935

Who was Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading?

Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, GCB GCSI GCIE GCVO PC KC was the Viceroy of India, barrister, jurist and the last Liberal Foreign Secretary. As such Lord Reading was the first religiously-practising Jew to be appointed to the British Cabinet and as a Marquess he and his direct male heirs outrank the title of the family of Benjamin Disraeli, who was elevated to an earldom.

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Born
Oct 10, 1860
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Also known as
  • Judge Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading
Spouses
  • Alice Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading
    (1887-12-08 - )
  • Stella Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading
Children
  • Gerald Isaacs, 2nd Marquess of Reading
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University College School
Lived in
  • Earley
Died
Dec 30, 1935
Mayfair, London