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MOSES, SILAS MEYER:

President of the Bank of Bombay; second son of M. S. Moses; born in Bombay Nov. 23, 1845. He was educated in that city, and, being related to the Sassoon family, went at an early age to China in connection with the business of David Sassoon & Co. In 1880 he left China and returned to his native city, becoming manager of the bank there. On the death of his uncle Solomon D. Sassoon (1894) he succeeded him as a director of the bank and likewise as a member of the Bombay Port Trust. He was also on the committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce. In 1897 he was unanimously elected to the position of president of the bank, being the first member of the Jewish community to attain that position. He was appointed by Lord Sandhurst member of the legislative council of the presidency of Bombay.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. 1898;
  • Jewish Year Book, 5661.
J. G. L.
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