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Leopold Stennett Amery (1873-1955), Politician; Secretary of State for India and writer

Sitter in 24 portraits
Amery was an advocate of Imperial unity, seeing the British Empire as a force for justice and progress in the world. He supported the evolution of the dominions into independent nations bound to Britain by many ties. He was chief correspondent for The Times during the 1899-1902 Boer War and remained on the staff of that paper until 1909. Entering Parliament in 1911, Amery was made a privy councillor in 1922. Apart from a period as First Lord of the Admiralty, he spent the rest of his career as a minister in imperial departments. In 1925, he created the Dominions Office, which later became the Commonwealth Relations Office. He was also Secretary of State for India and Burma (1940-5).