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BELMONTE, SOLOMON ABENDANA:

Jurist; born in Hamburg 1843; died there March 19, 1888. He was educated at the Johanneum and the gymnasium in that city; then studied law at the universities of Berlin, Heidelberg, and Göttingen; and practised as an advocate in his native city, in conjunction with Dr. Banks (1864), whom he succeeded in the management of the firm after the latter's death, and as director of "Die Reform." In his professional career Belmonte displayed considerable oratorical gifts, and he became a very popular counselor.

In 1887 Belmonte was elected deputy to the Hamburg Bürgerschaft, and remained a member of that assembly up to his death. He took part in the work of many Jewish charitable institutions, and was a member of the Prison Commission and of the Medical College. For a short time Belmonte held the office of assistant public prosecutor.

Bibliography:
  • Jewish Chronicle, March 30, 1888, p. 13.
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