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Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth (1888-1965), Politician, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 97 portraits
Morrison was elected to a succession of influential positions in local government, starting with Mayor of Hackney in 1920, and membership of the London County Council in 1922. He entered parliament during the first Labour government of 1924 as MP for South Hackney. Minister of Transport in Ramsay Macdonald's 1929 government; member of Churchill's War Cabinet (1942-5); as Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security (1940-5) created the National Fire Service; Foreign Secretary (1951) under Clement Attlee. He retired in 1959 and accepted a life peerage. Entering the House of Lords as Baron Morrison of Lambeth, he fought to stop the abolition of the London County Council, dying in 1969.

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Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)
vintage print, 1953
NPG x135065

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Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 17 October 1962
NPG x137361

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Sir Waldron Smithers; Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

by Ronald William Fordham Searle
pen and ink and blue crayon, 1951
On display in Room 42 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6894

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Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 30 November 1928
NPG x47436

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Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 30 November 1928
NPG x47437