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Sassoon, Sir Ezekiel

SASSOON, SIR EZEKIEL (1860–1932), Iraqi Jewish statesman; born in Baghdad and died in Paris. Sassoon studied in London secondary schools and was a law student in *Vienna. He served as a member of the Ottoman House of Representatives from 1909 to 1918 and as minister of finance in five independent Iraqi governments (1921–25). From 1925 he was elected to several terms in the Iraqi House of Representatives as a delegate of the Jewish community in Baghdad.