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Malcolm John MacDonald (1901-1981), Labour politician and diplomat; son of James Ramsay MacDonald

Sitter in 18 portraits
Born at Lossiemouth, the son of the Labour Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, he was a National Government MP 1936-45, holding ministerial posts as Colonial Secretary (1935 and 1938-40) and Minister for Health (1940-1). He was High Commissioner in Canada (1941-6), Governor-General of Malaya and Borneo (1946-8), and High Commissioner in India (1955-60). In Kenya he supervised the transition to independence being Governor-General and subsequently High Commissioner (1963-5). He became HM Special Representative in East and Central Africa 1965-70. He was a keen ornithologist and author of books on birds.

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6102

Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family

by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus
oil on plywood, 1930s
NPG 6102

6123

'Like Father: Like Son (XIV)' (Malcolm John MacDonald; Ramsay MacDonald)

by Anthony Wysard
pencil and gouache, published in 'The Tatler' April 1936
NPG 6123

5478

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Michael Leo Whelan
oil on canvas, exhibited 1937
NPG 5478

5739

Malcolm John MacDonald

by (Percy) Wyndham Lewis
chalk, 1945
NPG 5739

x34463

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 September 1931
NPG x34463

x34464

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 September 1931
NPG x34464

x15373

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 2 June 1938
NPG x15373

x15374

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 2 June 1938
NPG x15374

x15375

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 2 June 1938
NPG x15375

x15376

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate nitrate negative, 2 June 1938
NPG x15376

x83814

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 2 June 1938
NPG x83814

x21953

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, May 1943
NPG x21953

x136148

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, July 1955
NPG x136148

x188150

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, May 1943
NPG x188150

x188151

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, May 1943
NPG x188151

x188152

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass negative, May 1943
NPG x188152

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