Publisher, politician and swindler. Born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch, in Slatinské Doly (now Solotyino, Ukraine). He came to Britain after WWII where he built up the Pergamon Press, acquired the Mirror Group, and served as a Labour M.P. in the 1960s. His death as a result of falling overboard from his yacht while cruising in the Canary Islands, still remains somewhat of a mystery. It was later revealed that he had been milking the Mirror Group pension fund.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk