Richard Austen Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden (1902-1982), Politician
Sitter in 42 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.
by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, June 1955
by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 2 July 1965
Politics, Government and Diplomacy