To be a Zionist it is not necessary to be mad, but it helps.
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|Birth:||27th November, 1874|
|Death:||9th November, 1952|
|Profession:||Chemist, Politician, Professor|
Chaim Azriel Weizmann was born in Motal, Russian Empire. He was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as President of the Zionist Organization and later as the first President of Israel. He was elected on 16 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952. He convinced the United States government to recognize the newly formed state of Israel. He was also a biochemist who developed the acetone–butanol–ethanol fermentation process, which produces acetone through bacterial fermentation. He founded the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel and was instrumental in the establishment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1899, he was awarded a PhD in organic chemistry. In 1901, he was appointed assistant lecturer at the University of Geneva and, in 1904, senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.
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