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52 People in group: 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.

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

1804-1881
Prime Minister and novelist
Sitter associated with 107 portraits

Tony Blair

1953-
Prime Minister
Sitter in 14 portraits

(Arthur) Neville Chamberlain

1869-1940
Prime Minister; son of Joseph Chamberlain
Sitter in 45 portraits

Winston Churchill

1874-1965
Prime Minister
Sitter in 176 portraits

William Ewart Gladstone

1809-1898
Prime Minister and writer
Sitter associated with 309 portraits

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

1676-1745
Prime Minister
Sitter in 27 portraits

William Pitt

1759-1806
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 167 portraits

Margaret Thatcher

1925-2013
Prime Minister
Sitter in 38 portraits

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

1769-1852
Field Marshal and Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 347 portraits

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

1784-1860
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 47 portraits

Clement Attlee

1883-1967
Prime Minister
Sitter in 47 portraits

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

1897-1977
Prime Minister
Sitter in 42 portraits

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin

1867-1947
Prime Minister
Sitter in 70 portraits

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

1848-1930
Prime Minister and philosopher
Sitter in 128 portraits

Gordon Brown

1951-
Prime Minister
Sitter in 7 portraits

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

1713-1792
Prime Minister
Sitter in 12 portraits

James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff

1912-2005
Prime Minister
Sitter in 18 portraits

David Cameron

1966-
Prime Minister
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

1836-1908
Prime Minister
Sitter in 29 portraits

George Canning

1770-1827
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 42 portraits