Weizmann, Chaim b. November 27, 1874 d. November 9, 1952 Israel President, Scientist. First President of Israel and noted chemist. Born in Motol, Russia in 1874, he received his education in bio-chemistry in Switzerland and Germany. In 1905 he moved to England, where he became active in political Zionism. He became famous when he developed a synthetic acetone to be used in the manufacture of TNT explosives critical to the Allied war effort. This brought him into close contact with British leaders, and enabled him to play a key role in the issue of...[Read More] Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, HaMerkaz (Center District), Israel Plot: Buried on the grounds of the institute.