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Israel Sieff
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Born in Manchester, Greater Manchester
Born on 4th of May 1889
Died on 14th of February 1972

After his education at Manchester Grammar School and Manchester University, Sieff working closely with his brother-in-law Simon Marks was one of the forces that built Marks & Spencer into a major national company, including chairing it between 1964 and 1967. He was also a leading Zionist with close links to Chaim Weizmann. In 1966 he was given a life peerage.

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