Frederick David Sassoon

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Frederick David Sassoon
Born(1853-05-01)1 May 1853
Died4 May 1917(1917-05-04) (aged 64)
OccupationMerchant and banker

Frederick David Sassoon (1 May 1853 – 4 May 1917) was a Anglo-Jewish merchant and banker in Hong Kong and China.

Early life[edit]

Sassoon was born in Bombay, British India on 1 May 1853,[1] Frederick David Sassoon was the eighth son of David Sassoon, founder of the famous firm of merchant and bankers in the East, David Sassoon & Co..


Sassoon spent most of his working life in Hong Kong and was unofficial member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong as the representative of the Justices of the Peace from 1884 to 1887. He became Chairman of David Sassoon & Co. in London and also Director of the Imperial Bank of Persia.[2]


He married Jeanette (Jenny) Raphael (1859–?), daughter of Edward L. Raphael from another great merchant banking dynasty,[2]. They had a son named Ronald Edward David Sassoon (1895–1924), who died of a heart attack while visiting the Bagdad office of David Sassoon & Co..[3]

Frederick David Sassoon left £696,400 when he died on 14 May 1917 at 17 Knightsbridge, London.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Weald of Kent, Surrey & Sussex". The Weald.
  2. ^ a b Rubinstein, William D. (2011). The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 864.
  3. ^ Stanley Jackson: ″The Sassoons - Portrait of a Dynasty″, Secon Edition, William Heinemann Ltd., London 1989, p.199, ISBN 0434370568
Business positions
Preceded by
Hans Christian Heinrich Hoppius
Chairman of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Succeeded by
William H. Forbes
Preceded by
Alexander Palmer MacEwen
Chairman of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Succeeded by
A. McIver
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New seat Unofficial Member
Representative for Justices of the Peace
Succeeded by
Paul Chater