Solomon Levy

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Solomon Levy

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Solomon Levy at the Mayor's Parlour, City Hall
11th Mayor of Gibraltar
In office
1 August 2008 – 31 July 2009
DeputyOlga Zammitt
Preceded byClive Beltran
Succeeded byOlga Zammitt
ConstituencyGibraltar
Personal details
Born(1936-10-26)26 October 1936[1]
Gibraltar
Died 22 December 2016(2016-12-22) (aged 80)
Gibraltar
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)Sara
RelationsJoshua Hassan (uncle)
ChildrenFive
OccupationEstate agent
AwardsMBE
Military service
Nickname(s)Momy
AllegianceGibraltar
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Years of service18
UnitGibraltar Defence Force

Solomon "Momy" Levy MBE JP (26 October 1936 – 22 December 2016), was a Gibraltarian estate agent and the Mayor of Gibraltar. He held office from 1 August 2008[2] to 31 July 2009.[3]

A member of the Gibraltarian Jewish community, Levy was the nephew of Sir Joshua Hassan and was an estate agent before he took office, he founded Solomon Levy FRICS in 1960.[4] Levy served 18 years with the Gibraltar Defence Force and was the unit's first Jewish officer.[5]

The city of Funchal, Madiera, and Gibraltar were twinned on 13 May 2009 by their then mayors, Miguel Albuquerque and Solomon, who had been an evacuee during the evacuation of the Gibraltarian civilian population during World War II from Gibraltar to Madeira. Solomon then had a meeting with the then President of Madeira Alberto João Jardim.

Levy died in St Bernard's Hospital in Gibraltar on 22 December 2016, he was 80.[6]

Civic offices
Preceded by
Clive Beltran
Mayor of Gibraltar
1 August 2008 – 31 July 2009
Succeeded by
Olga Zammitt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genealogia hebraica: Gabay- Serfaty, José Maria Abecassis, Sociedade Industrial Gráfica Telles da Silva, 1991, pages 282-283
  2. ^ "Gibraltar has its First Truly Civic Mayor". Gibraltar Chronicle. 2 August 2008. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ Mascarenhas, Alice (4 August 2009). "Lady Mayor Olga at the City Hall". Gibraltar Chronicle. Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Solomon Levy FRICS. The Longest Established Estate Agents on the Rock of Gibraltar". www.gibestateagents.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  5. ^ Schwartz, Adi (26 September 2007). "Gibraltar, Rock of all ages". adi-schwartz.com. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Momy Levy, Gibraltar's first civic mayor, dies aged 80". GBC. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.