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Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford (1870-1949), Politician, MP for several constituencies; son of 1st Baron Runciman

Sitter in 24 portraits
A prominent Liberal politician from the 1900s until the 1930s. The son of shipping magnate Sir Walter Runciman, he was elected to Parliament as an MP in 1899. He rose through the ranks of the Liberal Party and in 1908 became President of the Board of Education which he held for three years, followed by another three years as President of the Board of Agriculture. Runciman served twice as President of the Board of Trade, from 1914 to 1916 and again from 1931 until 1937. In 1938, Neville Chamberlain sent him to Czechoslovakia to try to obtain a settlement between the Czechoslovak government and the Germans. The mission did not produce immediate results, although it led to the Munich Agreement.

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Ax39097

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39097

x4096

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on gold mount, 1930s
NPG x4096

x4173

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1930s
NPG x4173

D11150

The Cabinet Cherubs

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink, wash and black chalk, 1908
NPG D11150

x49117

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 14 February 1927
NPG x49117

x49118

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 14 February 1927
NPG x49118

x49119

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 14 February 1927
NPG x49119

x179279

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 March 1935
NPG x179279

x179280

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 March 1935
NPG x179280

x179281

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 March 1935
NPG x179281

x179282

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 March 1935
NPG x179282

x179283

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 March 1935
NPG x179283

x91250

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 15 November 1949
NPG x91250

x92702

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 15 November 1949
NPG x92702

D20829

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

after Frances Amicia de Biden Footner
collotype, (1934)
NPG D20829