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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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Thomas Power O'Connor, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3127

Thomas Power O'Connor

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

Thomas Power O'Connor, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2297

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2297

Thomas Power O'Connor, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3401

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1890
NPG 3401

Thomas Power O'Connor, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x33736

Thomas Power O'Connor

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

Thomas Power O'Connor, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x33735

Thomas Power O'Connor

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

Mark Twain at the House of Commons, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x89001

Mark Twain at the House of Commons

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

Mark Twain at the House of Commons, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x89002

Mark Twain at the House of Commons

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

Mark Twain at the House of Commons, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x89003

Mark Twain at the House of Commons

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

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons', by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x135013

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

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

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons', by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x135569

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

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

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons', probably by Roland Parker Stone, for  Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG 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

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons', probably by Roland Parker Stone, for  Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG 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

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x32600

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

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

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x126228

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

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

'Luncheon party to French and English Aviators', by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x126227

'Luncheon party to French and English Aviators'

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

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone - NPG x126223

Luncheon party to French and English Aviators

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

Thomas Power O'Connor, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39117

Thomas Power O'Connor

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

Thomas Power O'Connor ('Statesmen. No. 537.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44374

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

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

"In Vanity Fair" (King George V, Prince Arthur of Connaught and 20 others), by Unknown artist - NPG D44518

"In Vanity Fair" (King George V, Prince Arthur of Connaught and 20 others)

by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 November 1890
NPG D44518

Thomas Power O'Connor, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2682

Thomas Power O'Connor

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

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