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Profession; British Prime Ministers

As head of the elected UK government, the Prime Minister is responsible for policy and decisions of Her Majesty's Government. As principle figure in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister's responsibilities include appointing members of the government, chairing cabinet meetings and managing the operation of the Civil Service. Until the beginning of the 20th century the office of Prime Minister was unpaid and unrecognized by law, most held the salary, residence (at 10 Downing Street) and office of First Lord of the Treasury. Who the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was has been much disputed, but many consider Sir Robert Walpole to be the first, in 1721.

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

1784-1860
Prime Minister
Sitter in 50 portraits

Violet Helen (née Millar), Countess Attlee

1895-1964
Wife of 1st Earl Attlee
Sitter in 13 portraits

Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

1735-1811
Prime Minister
Sitter in 26 portraits

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

1759-1834
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 67 portraits

George Grenville

1712-1770
Prime Minister
Sitter in 5 portraits

Alec Douglas-Home

1903-1995
Prime Minister
Sitter in 32 portraits

Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

1693-1768
Prime Minister
Sitter in 17 portraits

Henry Pelham

1695?-1754
Prime Minister
Sitter in 6 portraits

William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

1738-1809
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 31 portraits

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

1782-1859
Prime Minister
Sitter in 19 portraits

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

1730-1782
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 14 portraits

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

1847-1929
Prime Minister and author
Sitter in 24 portraits

Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

1673-1743
Prime Minister; Speaker of the House of Commons
Sitter in 6 portraits