Harold Samuel, Baron Samuel of Wych Cross
He established himself as an estate agent but then in 1944 he acquired Land Securities Investment Trust, a small property concern owning three modest properties. After World War II he focused on securing bomb sites in Plymouth, Exeter, Hull, Coventry and Bristol and redeveloping them. He built the business into one of the largest companies on the London Stock Exchange.
He died in 1987.
Harold Samuel was an avid art collector: his collection of Dutch paintings was donated to the Mansion House Art Collection by his wife after his death and subsequently displayed at the Barbican and toured the United States while the Mansion House was being renovated. A catalogue of the collection was prepared by Peter C. Sutton and published by Cambridge University Press to accompany the exhibition.
He married Edna Nedas in September 1936 and they went on to have three daughters.
- Harold Samuel, Baron Samuel of Wych Cross at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- The London Gazette: . 8 June 1963.
- The London Gazette: . 19 July 1963.
- The London Gazette: . 6 July 1972.
- The Peerage
- William Safire (26 June 2009). "On Language". New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- Mansion House Art Collection Archived 2009-06-18 at the Wayback Machine.
- Dutch and Flemish Seventeenth-Century Paintings: The Harold Samuel Collection, Cambridge University Press, 1992 ISBN 978-0-521-41795-2
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