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Authorised form of nameWorms; Henry de (1840 - 1903); 1st Baron Pirbright
Other forms of nameDe Worms, Henry, 1st Baron Pirbright
SurnameWorms
ForenamesHenry de
Dates1840 - 1903
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (20 October 1840)
Death:
09 January 1903
Burial:
Churchyard of Wyke St Mark, near Guildford, Surrey
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Education:
King's College, London; Inner Temple (1860)
Career:
Called to the Bar (1863); went into business with his brother; MP for Greenwich (1880); Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (1885-1886); President of the International Conference on Sugar bounties (1887); Under Secretary for the Colonies (1888-1892); first Jewish Privy Councillor; prominent member of the Jewish community until his marriage
Honours:
Baron 1895
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/04/1889
RelationshipsYoungest child of Baron Solomon Benedict de Worms and his wife Henrietta, daughter of Samuel Moses Samuel of London; married a Christian and broke his ties with the Jewish community; married twice
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 22 May 1880
Royal Society codeNA6081
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1889/01Worms, Henry de, 1st Baron Pirbright: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/5/702Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Right Honorable Baron Henry de Worms, Fellow of the Royal Society21 September 1891
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