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LYON, GEORGE LEWIS:

English journalist and communal worker; born at Portsea, England, Dec. 11, 1828; died in London Feb. 14, 1904. After acting for a time as secretary of the Portsmouth Hebrew Benevolent Institution, Lyon went to London in the early fifties and became secretary of the Jews' and General Literary and Scientific Institution. On resigning this position he devoted himself to financial journalism, and became city correspondent of many London and provincial newspapers. In Feb., 1873, he founded and edited the "Jewish World," which journal, however, passed into other hands some years before his death.

Lyon was secretary of the Jews' Infant School and subsequently of the Jews' Emigration Society.

Bibliography:
  • Jewish Year Book, London, 1903;
  • Jew. Chron. Feb. 19, 1904.
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