Jennie Lee (1904-1988), Politician; wife of Aneurin Bevan
Janet ('Jennie') Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge
Sitter in 25 portraits
Politician. Born in Fife, Lee graduated from Edinburgh University in 1926. She was elected to Parliament in 1929. Lee married Aneurin Bevan in 1934. She worked in the Ministry of Aircraft Production during World War II and later became one of the most successful ministers in Harold Wilson's administration (1964-70). Lee was the country's first Minister for the Arts and played a central role in the foundation of the Open University.
Politics, Government and Diplomacy