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Claims to fame include:

• Entrepreneur who established transatlantic service
   for Greek migrants to the US
• Politician and supporter of Eleftherios Venizelos
• Founder and first President of the Union of Greek Shipowners

THE Embiricos family has been in shipping for generations and can boast numerous significant maritime personalities. It was the dominant force in ushering the maritime community on the island of Andros from the era of sail to the age of steam and it also became a pillar of the London-Greek shipping community.

Leonidas A. Embiricos was among the key personalities in the family's affairs in the first decades of the 20th century. His career combined shipping, politics and founding of important Greek financial institutions.

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