Sir Ezekiel Sassoon was an Iraqi Jewish statesman who was 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.
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