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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.

James Scorgie Meston, 1st Baron Meston

1865-1943
Indian civil servant and man of affairs
Sitter in 7 portraits

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

1854-1925
Public servant and politician, High Commissioner for South Africa
Sitter in 25 portraits

Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron Morris

1859-1935
Premier of Newfoundland
Sitter in 9 portraits

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith

1852-1928
Prime Minister
Sitter in 68 portraits

Sir George Halsey Perley

1857-1938
Secretary of State of Canada
Sitter in 7 portraits

(James) Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth

1876-1951
Diplomat; Secretary-General of the League of Nations 1920-1933
Sitter in 11 portraits

James Archibald Neil Primrose

1882-1917
MP for Wisbech; solider; received Military Cross
Sitter in 7 portraits

James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell

1858-1941
Diplomat and scholar
Sitter in 5 portraits

David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda

1856-1918
Statesman, colliery proprietor and financier
Sitter in 1 portrait

Hon. Newton Wesley Rowell

1867-1941
Canadian diplomat
Sitter in 10 portraits

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

1870-1949
Politician, MP for several constituencies; son of 1st Baron Runciman
Sitter in 24 portraits

Sergey Dmitriyevich Sazonov

1860-1927
Politician; Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia
Sitter in 1 portrait

William Philip Schreiner

1857-1919
South African lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 2 portraits

William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne

1859-1942
Politician; President of the Board of Agriculture
Sitter in 28 portraits

Satyendra Prasanno Sinha, 1st Baron Sinha of Raipur

1863-1928
Indian statesman
Sitter in 9 portraits

Jan Christian Smuts

1870-1950
Prime Minister of South Africa, Field Marshal and writer on evolution
Sitter in 35 portraits

Lancelot Storr

1874-1944
Lieutenant-Colonel; Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet
Sitter in 2 portraits

William George Tyrrell, 1st Baron Tyrrell

1866-1947
Diplomat; Head of Political Intelligence Department 1916-19
Sitter in 13 portraits

James William Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater

1855-1949
Speaker of the House of Commons
Sitter associated with 27 portraits

Sir Joseph George Ward, 1st Bt

1856-1930
Prime Minister of New Zealand and entrepreneur
Sitter in 14 portraits