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Clement Attlee (1883-1967), Prime Minister

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

Sitter in 46 portraits
First elected as Labour MP for Limehouse in 1922, Attlee held positions of increasing importance in the Party becoming leader in 1935, before joining the coalition War Cabinet in 1940. In the 1945 election, Labour held its first overall majority in the House of Commons. Atlee's government laid the foundations of the Welfare State as well as nationalising the Bank of England, transport, communications, coal, gas and electricity, and the iron and steel industries. He stepped down when Labour lost the 1955 election and was succeeded as leader by Hugh Gaitskell.

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x2609

Clement Attlee

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1945
NPG x2609

x2610

Clement Attlee

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1945
NPG x2610

x2611

Clement Attlee

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1945
NPG x2611

x2612

Clement Attlee

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1945
NPG x2612

x45165

Clement Attlee

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x45165

x45166

Clement Attlee

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x45166

x13703

Clement Attlee

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, circa 1967
NPG x13703

D361

Clement Attlee

by Harry Lawrence Oakley
silhouette, 1920s-1950s
NPG D361

P16

Clement Attlee; Arthur Greenwood

by Felix H. Man (Hans Baumann)
bromide print, 1939
NPG P16

x127543

Clement Attlee

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 17 November 1931
NPG x127543

x127544

Clement Attlee

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 17 November 1931
NPG x127544

x163000

Clement Attlee

by Walter Stoneman
negative, August 1941
NPG x163000

x163001

Clement Attlee

by Walter Stoneman
negative, August 1941
NPG x163001

x163002

Clement Attlee

by Walter Stoneman
negative, August 1941
NPG x163002