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Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden (1902-1982), Politician; served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary

Sitter in 44 portraits
Conservative politician who held high office in the 1950s and early 1960s. Minister of Education (1941-5); Chancellor of the Exchequer (1951-5); Home Secretary (1957-62); Foreign Secretary (1963-4). His principal achievement is seen as the 1944 Education Act, the 'Butler Act' which set the pattern for free secondary education for the next twenty years.

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5360

'So what if we lose a few shopkeepers votes' he said

by William Papas ('Papas')
pen and ink and blue crayon, 1964
NPG 5360

P1146

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 4 May 1977
NPG P1146

x182304

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and his cabinet of 1955

by International News Photos
vintage print, 1955
NPG x182304

5350

This is a far, far better thing.... than I have ever done

by Neville Colvin ('Colvin')
pen and ink and Letratone, 1962
NPG 5350

5351

Change the crew? Why we'll row forever, steady from stroke to bow

by Victor Weisz
pencil, pen and ink and white heightening, published in Evening Standard 5 April 1962
NPG 5351

x157230

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 July 1937
NPG x157230

x157231

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 July 1937
NPG x157231

x157232

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 July 1937
NPG x157232

x157233

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 July 1937
NPG x157233

x157234

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 July 1937
NPG x157234

x163068

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Walter Stoneman
negative, September 1941
NPG x163068

x163069

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Walter Stoneman
negative, September 1941
NPG x163069

x163070

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Walter Stoneman
negative, September 1941
NPG x163070

x163071

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Walter Stoneman
negative, September 1941
NPG x163071

x47169

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Hay Wrightson
chlorobromide print, circa 1950s
NPG x47169

x100271

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Elliott & Fry
whole-plate glass negative, 1951
NPG x100271

x100272

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Elliott & Fry
whole-plate glass negative, 1951
NPG x100272

x100273

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Elliott & Fry
whole-plate glass negative, 1951
NPG x100273

x100274

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Elliott & Fry
whole-plate glass negative, 1951
NPG x100274

x136228

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden; (Samuel) James Butler

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, June 1955
NPG x136228

x183926

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1964
NPG x183926

x125936

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 2 July 1965
NPG x125936

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