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Gordon Brown (1951-), Prime Minister

(James) Gordon Brown

Sitter in 7 portraits
Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010. 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 before becoming Prime Minister in 2007.

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Gordon Brown

by Platon Antoniou
bromide print, 2005
NPG P1089


Gordon Brown

by Geoff Wilson
bromide print, 1998
NPG x88359


Gordon Brown

by Harry Borden
digital colour print, 13 April 1999
NPG x88952


Gordon Brown

by Harry Borden
C-type colour print, 19 April 1999
NPG x125138


Gordon Brown

by Fergus Greer
C-type colour print, February 2007
NPG x131843


Gordon Brown; Sarah Brown (née Macaulay)

by Tom Miller
archival pigment print, 16 February 2011
NPG x135498