Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930), Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 12 portraits
Sir Frederick , 'F.E.', Smith was Attorney-General and Director of Public Prosecutions when he took on the brief at the first hearing at Bow Street Magistrates Court as Counsel for the Prosecution. Smith was Conservative Unionist MP for Liverpool Walton (1906-18), and a supporter of the Protestant Ulster Unionists. His own political speeches were described by Winston Churchill as 'verbal treasons'. He had a seat in the Cabinet throughout the War, became Lord Chancellor (1919-22) and Secretary of State for India (1924-8) and was ennobled as the first Lord Birkenhead.