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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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Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family, by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus - NPG 6102

Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family

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

'Like Father: Like Son (XIV)' (Malcolm John MacDonald; Ramsay MacDonald), by Anthony Wysard - NPG 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

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Michael Leo Whelan - NPG 5478

Malcolm John MacDonald

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

Malcolm John MacDonald, by (Percy) Wyndham Lewis - NPG 5739

Malcolm John MacDonald

by (Percy) Wyndham Lewis
chalk, 1945
NPG 5739

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34463

Malcolm John MacDonald

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

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x34464

Malcolm John MacDonald

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

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x15373

Malcolm John MacDonald

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

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x15374

Malcolm John MacDonald

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

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x15375

Malcolm John MacDonald

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

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x15376

Malcolm John MacDonald

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

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83814

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 2 June 1938
NPG x83814

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x21953

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, May 1943
NPG x21953

Malcolm John MacDonald, by Unknown photographer - NPG x136148

Malcolm John MacDonald

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, July 1955
NPG x136148

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Malcolm John MacDonald

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

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Malcolm John MacDonald

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

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Malcolm John MacDonald

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

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