Sir Samuel Joseph, 1st Baronet

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Sir Samuel George Joseph, 1st Baronet (15 August 1888 – 4 October 1944) was the 615th Lord Mayor of London.


Samuel Joseph made a name for himself when in 1908, together with his cousin, Sydney Gluckstein, he acquired C. W. Bovis & Co., then a local builder, and expanded it into a major construction business.[1] It was said that he was a 'genius for organisation'.[2]

During World War I, Samuel Joseph went off to France to fight for the British Army.[3] On his return he personally supervised a building development at Sussex Square in London for Winston Churchill.[3]

He later became an underwriter for Lloyds of London and an Alderman of the City of London.[1] He served as Sheriff of London for 1933 and Lord Mayor of London for 1942 to 1943.[1] He became a baronet at the end of his term as Lord Mayor on 16 November 1943.[4] He died in 1944.[1]


He married and his son, Keith Joseph, went on to be a Cabinet Minister.[5]


Political offices
Preceded by
John Laurie
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Frank Newson-Smith
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
(of Portsoken)
Succeeded by
Keith Joseph