TA0928 : Statue of Sir Leo Schultz, The Guildhall

taken 6 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Statue of Sir Leo Schultz, The Guildhall
Statue of Sir Leo Schultz, The Guildhall
Leo Schultz was born in 1900, the son of a Polish immigrant, Solomon Schultz, and his wife (née Hiller).

At the age of 15 he came first in regional exams for a scholarship for Oxford University, but was told that the university was not a suitable choice for someone of his working-class background and Jewish religion. He later became a socialist and used his skills in the realm of public service, his political career began in 1926 as a Labour councillor for the Myton ward of Hull.

In 1919 he met, and in 1928 married Kate (Kitty) Pickersgill.

Before the Second World War, Leo Schultz campaigned for Hull City Council to build bomb shelters. He was successful and the shelters helped save many lives. During the war, he was decorated for his work as an Air Raid Warden, and also served as Lord Mayor from 1942–3.

From 1945 to 1979 Schultz was leader of Hull City Council. His role in Kingston upon Hull's public life led him to receiving the moniker "Lion of Hull", or "Mr. Hull".

He received an OBE in 1946, in part for his work during the war, and was knighted in 1966 for services to local government, he received an honorary doctorate of Law from Hull University in 1979.

Kitty Schultz died in 1975, Leo Schultz died in 1991 aged 91
The Guildhall, Hull

The Guildhall is a building on Alfred Gelder Street in the City of Kingston upon Hull. The building is currently the headquarters of Hull City Council but is also used as a venue for conferences, civic receptions and formal dinners. The building suffered bomb damage during the Second World War, some of which is still visible today.
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Saturday, 21 March, 2015   (more nearby)
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Monday, 29 June, 2015
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City, Town centre  People, Events 
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