Sir Samuel Gluckstein (28 September 1880 – 19 August 1958) was a solicitor and politician in the Westminster area.[1][2]

He was the son of Isidore Gluckstein, one of the founders of J. Lyons and Co., and his wife Rose née Cohen.[1][2] Gluckstein was educated at the City of London School and privately. He subsequently studied law and became a partner in the Bartlett & Gluckstein, solicitors.[1][2]

In 1906 he entered local politics when he was elected to Westminster City Council as a Municipal Reform Party councillor. The Municipal Reformers were allied to the parliamentary Conservative Party. He was Mayor of Westminster in 1920-21 and became an alderman in 1924.[1][2] In 1953 he was made an honorary freeman of Westminster.[1]

In 1929 he became a member of the London County Council, sitting as a councillor representing Westminster, Abbey until 1949.[2][3] He was chairman of the council's finance committee in 1932-34 and Deputy Chairman of the County Council in 1939-40.[1]

Gluckstein made three unsuccessful attempts to win parliamentary seats for the Conservatives: at Plymouth, Devonport in 1924 and 1929, and at Hammersmith North in 1926.[2]

He was a member of the Court of the University of London, by whom he was awarded an honorary degree in law.[1][2]

In 1909 he married Julia, daughter of Samuel Joseph. The couple had no children.[1][2]

He was knighted in 1933 "for political and public services in Westminster".[1][2][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Gluckstein, Sir Samuel. Who Was Who.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Obituary: Sir Samuel Gluckstein". The Times: p. 10. 20 August 1958. 
  3. "L. C. C. By-Election". The Times: p. 9. 1 November 1929. 
  4. "King's Birthday Honours Four New Peers, Orders Of Garter And Thistle". The Times: p. 17. 3 June 1933. 

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