Gordon Brown (1951-), Prime Minister
(James) Gordon Brown
Sitter in 7 portraits
Prime Minister. Before becoming an MP, Brown was Rector of Edinburgh University and Chairman of the University Court (1972-1975). He then lectured at Edinburgh and Caledonian Universities, taking up a post at Scottish TV in 1980. He has been MP for Dunfermline East since 1983 and held the Opposition posts of Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1987-1989) and Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary (1989-1992), before becoming Shadow Chancellor in 1992. He was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1997, and served as Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010.
by Nick Danziger
bromide print, 20 March 2003