Who among the following was the only Jewish Viceroy of India?

(A) Lord Curzon
(C) Lord Irwin
(B) Lord Canning
(D) Lord Reading

Correct Answer : Lord Reading
Question Asked : UP RO/ARO (Mains) 2014
Explanation : Lord Reading also known as Rufus Isaacs was the only Jewish Viceroy of India (from 1921 to 1926), who served first in the House of Commons, was appointed Solicitor General in 1910 and then Attorney General. In 1912, he was promoted to the Cabinet rank and in 1913 he became Lord Chief Justice of England. In 1921, he was placed in the highest post which any British subject can hold under the Crown, Viceroy of India. Chauri-Chaura incident and the formation of Swaraj Party are some of the incidents during his period.
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