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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.

Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

1862-1933
Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 39 portraits

Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

1863-1922
Politician, MP and Secretary of State for the Colonies
Sitter in 14 portraits

(Frederick) Leverton Harris

1864-1926
Politician and art collector
Sitter in 3 portraits

Sir (John) Douglas Hazen

1860-1937
Member of the Canadian Parliament and barrister
Sitter in 5 portraits

Arthur Henderson

1863-1935
Politician, leader of the Labour Party, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and iron moulder
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir John Prescott Hewett

1854-1941
Politician and administrator in India
Sitter in 4 portraits

Sir William Thomas Francis Horwood

1868-1943
Brigadier-General; Head London Metropolitan Police (1920-28)
Sitter in 10 portraits

William Morris Hughes

1864-1952
Prime Minister of Australia
Sitter in 2 portraits

Henry Mayers Hyndman

1842-1921
Socialist leader
Sitter in 4 portraits

Albert Holden Illingworth, 1st Baron Illingworth

1865-1942
Politician; Postmaster General
Sitter in 9 portraits

Sir Henry Charles Miller Lambert

1868-1935
Senior Crown Agent for the Colonies
Sitter in 8 portraits

Andrew Bonar Law

1858-1923
Prime Minister and businessman
Sitter in 20 portraits

Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham

1868-1947
Statesman, benefactor and art patron
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir Maurice Levy

1859-1933
Politician and Managing Director of Hart and Levy Ltd
Sitter in 2 portraits

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George

1863-1945
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 125 portraits

Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall

1854-1924
Politician; Secretary of State for the Colonies and First Lord of the Admiralty
Sitter in 21 portraits

Sir Percy Lyham Loraine, 12th Bt

1880-1961
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait

Ramsay MacDonald

1866-1937
Prime Minister
Sitter in 63 portraits

William Ferguson Massey

1856-1925
Prime Minister of New Zealand; plenipotentiary at the 1919 Peace Conference
Sitter in 10 portraits

Arthur Meighen

1874-1960
Prime Minister of Canada
Sitter in 8 portraits