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Thomas Power O'Connor (1848-1929), Journalist and politician; MP for Galway Borough and Liverpool

Sitter in 21 portraits
In 1867, he began as a reporter on the staff of Saunders's Newsletter, a Dublin paper, before moving to London as sub-editor of the Daily Telegraph. After spending some years as a freelance journalist, he was elected MP in the 1880 general election; he remained in parliament for nearly fifty years until his death. For much of his time there, he wrote a nightly sketch of proceedings for the Pall Mall Gazette. O'Connor founded and was the first editor of several newspapers and journals: the Star (1887), the Weekly Sun (1891), the Sun (1893), M.A.P. and T.P.'s Weekly (1902). He was appointed the first President of the Board of Film Censors in 1917.

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3127

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 25 February 1888
NPG 3127

2297

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2297

3401

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1890
NPG 3401

x33736

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1898
NPG x33736

x33735

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 July 1905
NPG x33735

x89001

Mark Twain at the House of Commons

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1907
NPG x89001

x89002

Mark Twain at the House of Commons

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1907
NPG x89002

x89003

Mark Twain at the House of Commons

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1907
NPG x89003

x135013

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135013

x135569

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135569

x135567

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135567

x135568

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135568

x32600

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 September 1909
NPG x32600

x126228

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 September 1909
NPG x126228

x126227

'Luncheon party to French and English Aviators'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 September 1909
NPG x126227

x126223

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 15 September 1909
NPG x126223

Ax39117

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39117

D2682

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2682

x12610

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Ernest Herbert ('E.H.') Mills
postcard print
NPG x12610

D44374

Thomas Power O'Connor ('Statesmen. No. 537.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 25 February 1888
NPG D44374

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