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John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton (1799-1880), Politician, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for War

Sitter in 12 portraits
John Pakington entered Parliament as MP for Droitwich in 1837, a seat he held until 1874. He began his parliamentary career as a Whig supporter of Peel, but he grew more conservative and by 1852, he was clearly identified with the Conservatives. He was Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in Lord Derby's 1852 government, and First Lord of the Admiralty in Derby's 1858 and 1866 governments. In 1867, Pakington moved back to the War Office, and continued to serve in that office under Benjamin Disraeli. He was created a baronet in 1846 and Baron Hampton in 1874.

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P301(8)

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(8)

2628

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by Alfred Thompson (Atn)
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 12 February 1870
NPG 2628

Ax7914

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1858
NPG Ax7914

x17338

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x17338

Ax8620

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax8620

x45086

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by Maull & Co, published by Richard Smith
albumen carte-de-visite, circa late 1860s
NPG x45086

D1396

The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396

D43418

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton ('Statesmen No. 40.')

by Alfred Thompson (Atn)
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 February 1870
NPG D43418

Ax15849

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by and published by William Walker
albumen print, published 1867
NPG Ax15849

Ax38734

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax38734

D14397

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

by D.J. Pound
line engraving, published 1859
NPG D14397

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