Samuel, born into a Baghdadi Sephardic Jewish family in the East-End of London, founded Samuel Samuel & Co in Yokohama, Japan, in partnership with his elder brother Marcus Samuel, creator of the Shell Transport and Trading company. The opening of this trading company helped paved the way for the industrialization of Japan, and Japan`s thirst for fuel.
He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wandsworth at a by-election in June 1913, following the resignation of Sir Henry Kimber, Bt. The constituency was divided at the 1918 general election, when he was returned as a Coalition Conservative for the new Putney division of Wandsworth. He held the seat until his death in October 1934, aged 79.
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- Craig, British parliamentary election results 1885–1918, page 58
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 58. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Samuel Samuel
- Samuel Samuel Portrait at the National Portrait Gallery
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Henry Kimber
|Member of Parliament for Wandsworth
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Putney
C. W. Bowerman
|Oldest Member of Parliament
1931 - 1934
Edward Brocklehurst Fielden