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Thomas Power O'Connor (1848-1929), Journalist and politician; MP for Galway Borough and Liverpool

Sitter in 19 portraits
In 1867, he began as a reporter on the staff of Saunders's Newsletter, a Dublin paper, before moving to London as sub-editor of the Daily Telegraph. After spending some years as a freelance journalist, he was elected MP in the 1880 general election; he remained in parliament for nearly fifty years until his death. For much of his time there, he wrote a nightly sketch of proceedings for the Pall Mall Gazette. O'Connor founded and was the first editor of several newspapers and journals: the Star (1887), the Weekly Sun (1891), the Sun (1893), M.A.P. and T.P.'s Weekly (1902). He was appointed the first President of the Board of Film Censors in 1917.

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Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 25 February 1888
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Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
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Thomas Power O'Connor

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1890
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Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1898
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Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 July 1905
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Mark Twain at the House of Commons

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1907
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Mark Twain at the House of Commons

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1907
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Mark Twain at the House of Commons

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1907
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 September 1909
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Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 September 1909
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'Luncheon party to French and English Aviators'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 September 1909
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Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 September 1909
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Thomas Power O'Connor

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
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Thomas Power O'Connor

by Alick P.F. Ritchie
cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2682

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Thomas Power O'Connor

by Ernest Herbert ('E.H.') Mills
postcard print
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