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Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930), Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 13 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.

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2552

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

replica by Sir Oswald Birley
oil on canvas, 1932 (circa 1922)
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 2552

5224(4)

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, 1929
NPG 5224(4)

x127871

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 February 1925
NPG x127871

x127872

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 February 1925
NPG x127872

D9605

Winter Sports for Politicians

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1927
NPG D9605

D9626

Mr. Punch's Fair of British Industries

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1928
NPG D9626

x165275

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1919
NPG x165275

x38259

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x38259

x194236

Unidentified man; Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1920s
NPG x194236