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Richard Austen Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden (1902-1982), Politician

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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Richard Austen Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

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

x136228

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

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

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Richard Austen Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1964
NPG x183926

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Richard Austen Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

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