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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.

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5480

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Peter Lambda
bronze head, 1982 (1939)
NPG 5480

P869(23)

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, 1940
NPG P869(23)

x19259

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 October 1920
NPG x19259

x121410

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 March 1922
NPG x121410

x121411

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 March 1922
NPG x121411

x121412

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 March 1922
NPG x121412

x151437

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 June 1935
NPG x151437

x151438

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 June 1935
NPG x151438

x151439

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 June 1935
NPG x151439

x151440

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 18 June 1935
NPG x151440

x88277

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood trying out a dentist's chair at a public health exhibition.

by Harold Tomlin, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 16 November 1936
NPG x88277

x8388

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Walter Stoneman
negative, June 1941
NPG x8388

D2840

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Tom Cottrell
cigarette card, 1929
NPG D2840

5480a

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Peter Lambda
plaster, 1939
NPG 5480a

x91837

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print
NPG x91837

x91838

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print
NPG x91838

x19258

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 5 October 1920
NPG x19258

x67844

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1921
NPG x67844

x67845

Sir (Howard) Kingsley Wood

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1921
NPG x67845