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Geoffrey Howe (1926-), Politician; Deputy Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary

(Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon

Sitter in 11 portraits
Politician. Born at Port Talbot and educated at Winchester and Cambridge, he became a barrister, and became a Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1965. Howe became a Conservative member of Parliament in 1964. He was Margaret Thatcher's Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979-83), Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1983-9), and Leader of the House of Commons and Deputy Prime Minister (1989-90). His resignation, over differences of opinion with Margaret Thatcher over Europe, led to Thatcher's own fall from power. He was created a Life Peer in 1992.

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Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982

by Paul Brason
oil on canvas, 1982-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5843


Geoffrey Howe

by Mark Boxer
ink and black crayon, 1985
NPG 5920(12)


Geoffrey Howe

by June Mendoza
oil on canvas, 1992
NPG 6164


Geoffrey Howe

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1992
NPG P563(20)


Margaret Thatcher with her Shadow Cabinet , 1975

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 20 February 1975
NPG x194195


The Conservative Shadow Cabinet

by Tom Blau
modern C-type from original transparency, 1977
NPG x131958


Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979

by Central Press
bromide press print, June 1979
NPG x182327


Geoffrey Howe

by Nick Sinclair
bromide fibre print, circa 1993
NPG x87069


Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1955
NPG x89831


Geoffrey Howe

by Central Press
bromide print
NPG x18601