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Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha

L-R: W. G. Hall, Moshe Rosetti, Yosef Sprinzak, Alexander Knox Helm, Leslie Hore-Belisha, and Moshe Sharett in the Israeli Knesset, 1951
Personal data
Date of birth, 7 September 1893
Place of birthDevonport, Plymouth, Devon
Date of death, 16 February 1957(age 16)
Place of deathRheims, France
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal Party
Liberal National
SpouseCynthia Elliot
(1916-1991)
Alma materSt John's College, Oxford
Minister of Transport
In office29 June 1934 - 28 May 1937
MonarchGeorge V
Edward VIII
George VI
Prime ministerRamsay Macdonald
Stanley Baldwin
Succeeded byLeslie Burgin
Preceded byHon. Oliver Stanley
Secretary of State for War
In office28 May 1937 - 5 January 1940
MonarchGeorge VI
Prime ministerNeville Chamberlain
Succeeded byHon. Oliver Stanley
Preceded byDuff Cooper

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Isaac Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha c-eniconˈhɔər_bəˈliːʃə PC (7 September 1893 - 16 February 1957) was a British Liberal, then National Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) and Cabinet Minister. He later joined the Conservative Party. He is remembered for his innovations in road transport and for being an alleged victim of anti-semitism.


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