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William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall (1893-1966), Naval Officer; writer and commentator

Sitter in 28 portraits
King-Hall was the grandson, son and nephew of admirals, and a seafarer himself. Having been involved at Jutland on the Southampton, he served in various posts in the Navy until he was promoted commander in 1928 and was called to work on the naval staff. King-Hall wrote for the press under a pseudonym, publishing his first book, Western Civilization and the Far East (1924) under his own name. In 1929 he resigned from the Navy to take a research post in the Royal Institute of International Affairs. In the 1930s King-Hall broadcast on current affairs in the BBC Children's Hour, popular with children and adults alike. In 1939 he entered the House of Common, founding the Hansard Society in 1944.

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4529(196)

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1930s or 1940s?
NPG 4529(196)

4529(196a)

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1930s or 1940s?
NPG 4529(196a)

x16525

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1928
NPG x16525

x16527

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 September 1928
NPG x16527

x85678

The King-Hall family

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 26 June 1934
NPG x85678

x34667

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 June 1934
NPG x34667

x34668

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 June 1934
NPG x34668

x34669

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 June 1934
NPG x34669

x34670

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 June 1934
NPG x34670

x34671

The King-Hall family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 June 1934
NPG x34671

x34672

The King-Hall family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 June 1934
NPG x34672

x34673

The King-Hall family

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 26 June 1934
NPG x34673

D42406

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

after Unknown artist
cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42406