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Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

Personal data
Date of birth10 October 1860 , 10 October 1860
Place of birthTower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom
Date of death30 December 1935(age 75)
Place of deathLondon, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal
SpouseAlice Edith Cohen (1887-1927)
Stella Charnaud (1931-1935)
Professionlawyer, jurist, politician
ReligionJewish
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Leader of the House of Lords
In office25 August 1931 - 5 November 1931
MonarchGeorge V
Prime ministerRamsay Macdonald
Succeeded bySir John Simon
Preceded byArthur Henderson
Viceroy and Governor-General of India
In office2 April 1921 - 3 April 1926
MonarchGeorge V
Prime ministerDavid Lloyd George
Andrew Bonar Law
Stanley Baldwin
Ramsay Macdonald
Succeeded byThe Earl of Lytton
Preceded byThe Lord Chelmsford
5th Lord Chief Justice of England
In office21 October 1913 - 8 March 1921
MonarchGeorge V
Succeeded byThe Lord Trevethin
Preceded byThe Viscount Alverstone
Attorney General for England
In office7 October 1910 - 19 October 1913
MonarchGeorge V
Prime ministerHerbert Henry Asquith
Succeeded bySir John Simon
Preceded bySir William Robson
Solicitor General for England
In office6 March 1910 - 7 October 1910
MonarchEdward VII
George V
Prime ministerHerbert Henry Asquith
Succeeded bySir John Simon
Preceded bySir Samuel Evans
In office6 August 1904 - 19 October 1913
Succeeded byLeslie Orme Wilson
Preceded byGeorge William Palmer

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Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, PC, KC (10 October 1860 30 December 1935), was an English lawyer, jurist and politician. Lord Reading was the last Liberal Foreign Secretary.


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