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Richard Crossman (1907-1974), Politician, diarist and editor of the New Statesman

Sitter in 13 portraits
Crossman left his position as a Classics don at Oxford to dedicate himself to politics and the Labour party. Between 1945 and 1974, he was MP for Coventry East. Crossman rose to political prominence in Harold Wilson's government as leader of the House of Commons and for his work in the Department of Health and Social Security between 1968 and 1970. His controversial and detailed Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, published posthumously, are a lasting legacy and an important record of twentieth-century British politics.

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Richard Crossman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 8 September 1936
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Richard Crossman

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 8 September 1936
NPG x31134

x88296

Richard Crossman giving instructions to the cyclists who are touring with election posters

by Harold Tomlin, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 23 April 1937
NPG x88296

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Maltilda Fischer; Richard Crossman

by Harold Tomlin, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 23 April 1937
NPG x88297

x77272

Richard Crossman

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 February 1947
NPG x77272

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Richard Crossman

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 February 1947
NPG x77273

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Richard Crossman

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 February 1947
NPG x77274

x77275

Richard Crossman

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 February 1947
NPG x77275

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Richard Crossman

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 February 1947
NPG x77276

P188

Richard Crossman

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, published in Harper's Bazaar September 1945
NPG P188

x7054

Richard Crossman

by Unknown photographer, for Daily Herald
bromide print, 1960s
NPG x7054

D60

Richard Crossman

by David Levine
pen and ink, 1960s
NPG D60