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(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet (1879-1960), Journalist, naval officer and politician; MP for Norwich

Sitter in 13 portraits
Edward Hilton Young started his career as assistant editor of The Economist before becoming City editor of the Morning Post and London correspondent of the New York Times financial supplement. Hilton Young entered Parliament as a Liberal MP in 1915 and became Financial Secretary to the Treasury in 1921. After the election of 1922, he became Chief Whip of the Lloyd George Liberals and was sworn of the Privy Council. In 1926, he left the Liberal party, over a disagreement on land policy, and joined the Conservatives, serving as Minister for Export Credits and then as Minister of Health. In 1935, Hilton Young accepted a peerage as Lord Kennet of the Dene and took no further part in politics.

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(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine and black chalk, 1924
NPG 4800

4529(398)

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1963
NPG 4529(398)

x151373

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 4 June 1935
NPG x151373

x165068

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1919
NPG x165068

x165069

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1931
NPG x165069

x164980

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Walter Stoneman
negative, March 1943
NPG x164980

x164981

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Walter Stoneman
negative, March 1943
NPG x164981

x164982

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Walter Stoneman
negative, March 1943
NPG x164982

x164983

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Walter Stoneman
negative, March 1943
NPG x164983

x164984

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Walter Stoneman
negative, March 1943
NPG x164984

x165067

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, March 1943
NPG x165067

x90101

(Edward) Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 1958
NPG x90101