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81 People in group: Great War grouping; The Great War: Politicians

Politicians from all over the world were drawn together from initial secret talks, to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Great Britain began the war under Herbert Asquith, who led a coalition government from 1915, and was then taken over the following year by David Lloyd George and his formation of the War Cabinet.

Georges Clemenceau

1841-1929
French statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits

Sir Joseph Cook

1860-1947
Prime Minister of Australia
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir Herbert James Creedy

1878-1973
Civil servant
Sitter in 6 portraits

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

1859-1925
Politician; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, traveller and Viceroy of India
Sitter associated with 27 portraits

Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen, Bt

1852-1932
Diplomat
Sitter in 7 portraits

Sir Richard Douglas Denman, 1st Bt

1876-1957
Civil servant
Sitter in 7 portraits

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

1865-1948
Politician; Secretary of State for War and British Ambassador to France, racehorse owner and soldier
Sitter in 36 portraits

Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, 1st Viscount Devonport

1856-1934
Grocer and politician; MP for Devonport
Sitter in 11 portraits

William Hayes Fisher, 1st Baron Downham

1853-1920
Politician
Sitter in 12 portraits

Sir Francis Edmund Hugh Elliot

1851-1940
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait

Alfred Emmott, 1st Baron Emmott

1858-1926
Politician and cotton manufacturer
Sitter in 4 portraits

Thomas Robinson Ferens

1847-1930
Businessman, politician and philanthropist
Sitter in 3 portraits

Sir George Eulas Foster

1847-1931
Canadian statesman
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir Howard Frank, 1st Bt

1871-1932
Estate agent and public servant
Sitter in 4 portraits

Jack Pease

1860-1943
Politician and businessman
Sitter in 16 portraits

Auckland Campbell Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes

1879-1954
Lieutenant; politician; ambassador to the United States
Sitter in 15 portraits

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

1875-1937
Minister of Transport
Sitter in 19 portraits

Sir William Athelstane Meredith Goode

1875-1944
Journalist and financial adviser
Sitter in 12 portraits

Sir (William) Guy Granet

1867-1943
Barrister and railway administrator
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir (William) Graham Greene

1857-1950
Civil servant
Sitter in 6 portraits