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Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood (1881-1943), Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter associated with 45 portraits
Wood was articled to a solicitor, qualified in 1903 and set up his own City practice specialising in industrial insurance law, which later became Kingsley Wood, Williams, Murphy, and Ross. He entered Parliament as a Conservative MP in 1918 and became Parliamentary Private Secretary to several ministers of health. Subsequently Wood was made Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health in the Conservative Government from 1924 to 1929. In the National Government under Ramsay MacDonald in 1931, he served as Postmaster General, Minister of Health, Secretary of State for Air and finally as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Winston Churchill, before dying unexpectedly at the age of sixty-two.
by Harold Tomlin, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 16 November 1936