Lawrence Kadoorie, Baron Kadoorie
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Lawrence Kadoorie, Baron Kadoorie, CBE (2 June 1899 in Hong Kong - 25 August 1993 in Hong Kong) was a famous industrialist, hotelier, and philanthropist. His father was Sir Elly Kadoorie, and his uncle, Sir Ellis Kadoorie. His family were originally Mizrahi Jews from Baghdad who later migrated to Bombay (Mumbai), India in the mid-eighteenth century. He was educated at Clifton College.
Kadoorie and his brother Sir Horace Kadoorie worked for Victor Sassoon during the 1920s and 1930s, and managed his famous Shanghai hotel. They also worked for their father the famous industrialist Sir Elly Kadoorie.
Kadoorie was made a CBE in 1970, knighted in 1974 and created Baron Kadoorie, of Kowloon in Hong Kong and of the City of Westminster on 22 September 1981 for his philanthropic work throughout the UK and Hong Kong.
- The London Gazette: . 1 January 1970.
- The London Gazette: . 8 October 1974.
- The London Gazette: . 25 September 1981.
- "HKU Honorary Graduates - Graduate Detail". Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- Jewish Times Asia: "Celebration of Life Muriel, The Lady Kadoorie 1915 - 2011" retrieved 30 April 2013
- "Lawrence Kadoorie, 94, Is Dead; A Leader in Hong Kong'g Growth - New York Times". The New York Times. 26 August 1993. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
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