Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), Politician; MP for Ebbw Vale and Minister of Health; husband of Jennie Lee and editor of the Tribune
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Politician. Born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, 'Nye' Bevan was elected Labour MP for Ebbw Vale (1929-60), and became the South Wales miners' spokesman. He was founder and, from 1942 to 1945, editor of the left-wing weekly Tribune. As Minister for Health and Housing (1945-51) Bevan guided the National Health Service Act through Parliament (1946) and oversaw its implementation in the National Health Service (1948) with nationalised hospitals and free medical treatment for all.
by Henri Cartier-Bresson
bromide print, 1957