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National Photographic Record 1959

National Photographic Record (NPR): List of subjects commissioned - 1959

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1959
120 sitters photographed by Walter Bird, including:
William Baxter (1911-1979), Politician
Henry Stanley Bennett (1889-1972), Vice-President of British Academy
Sir George Benson (1889-1973), Politician
(John), Reginald Bevins (b.1908), Politician
Sir (Arthur), Harold Bibby (1889-1986), Major and businessman
Sir Cyril Wilson Black (1902-1991), Property developer and politician
Sir Ian Frederick Cheney Bolton (1889-1982), Captain
Sir Frederick Carl Bovenschen (1884-1977), Civil Servant
David Vivian Penrose Lewis, 1st Baron Brecon (1905-1976)
Dame Ruth Burton Buckley (1898-1986)

Sir Stanford Cade (1895-1973), Surgeon
Gordon Thomas Calthrop Campbell, Baron Campbell of Croy (b.1921), Politician
William Compton Carr (b.1918), Politician
(William), Owen Chadwick (b.1916), Historian
Hubert Huntlea Chapman (1910-1972), Air Vice-Marshal
Sir Christopher ('Chris'), John Chataway (b.1931), Athlete and politician
Walter McLennan Citrine, 1st Baron Citrine (1887-1983), Trade Unionist and public servant
Sir Kenneth McKenzie Clark, 1st Baron Clark of Saltwood (1903-1983), Art patron and historian
Henry Maitland Clark (b.1929), Politician and journalist
Leonard Harry Cleaver (1909-1993), Politician
Sir Ralph Alexander Cochrane (1895-1977), Air Chief-Marshal
Sir Robert Cockburn (1909-1994)
Clifford Coffin (1870-1959), Major General
John Walgrave Halford Cottesloe, 4th Baron Cottesloe (1900-1994), Arts administrator
Jack Nixon Browne Craigton, Baron Craigton (1904-1993), Politician
Cyril Leonard Cresswell (1890-1974)
Sir Alexander Cunnison (1879-1959)

Joan Davidson, Viscountess Davidson and Baroness Northchurch (1894-1985), Politician
Sir John Gilbert Davis (1911-1989), Air Chief-Marshal
Ronald Albert Bramwell Davis (1905-1974), Major General
Sir Patrick Robin Gilbert Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 4th Baron Derwent (1901-1986)
Bruce G. Dickins (1889-1978)
Sir Pierson John Dixon (1904-1965), Diplomatist
Desmond Louis Donnelly (1920-1974), Politician and writer
Adm. Sir Desmond (Parry), Dreyer (b.1910), Admiral
Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, 11th Earl of Dundee (1902-1983)
Frederick James Erroll, Baron Erroll of Hale and Baron Erroll of Kilmun (1914-2000), Politician
Nigel Ivan Forbes, 22nd Baron Forbes (b.1918)
Sir Edward Ford (1902-1986)
Bruce Austin Fraser, Baron Fraser of North Cape (1888-1981), Naval Officer
Major Sir Leslie Alfred Charles Fry (1908-1976)

Sir Humfrey Myddelton Gale (1890-1971), Army Officer and Administrator
Sir George William Hoggan Gardner (1903-1975), JBE Chairman
Dame Helen Louise Gardner (1908-1986), Literary Scholar and University Teacher
Sir John Clarke George (1901-1972), Politician
Sir Ronald Ernest German (1905-1983)
Robert Grant Grant-Ferris, Baron Harvington (1907-1997)
Douglas Basil Hall of Dunglass, 14th Bt (1909-2004)
Reginald Geoffrey Stirling Hobbs (1908-1977), Major General
Alan Cripps Nind Hopkins (b.1926), Politician
Michael Henry Colin Hughes-Young, 1st Baron St Helens (1912-1980), Politician
Sir (Hubert), Nutcombe Hume (1893-1967), Financier
Henry Hynd (1900-1985)

Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson (1909-1991), Professor of Celtic Languages
Eric Stead Jackson (1909-1991)
David Pelham James (Guthrie-James), (1919-1986), Politician
Lena May Jeger (b.1915), Baroness of St. Pancras in Greater London
Sir Charles Hepburn Johnston (1912-1986), Diplomatist and writer
Daniel Jones (1908-1985), Politician
Neil Ripley Ker (1908-1992), Paleographer
Sir Timothy Kitson (b.1931), Politician
Sir Henry Philpot Koelle (1901-1980), Vice-Admiral
Sir (John), Gilbert Laithwaite (1894-1886), Civil servant and diplomatist
Sir (Reginald), Patrick Linstead (1902-1966)
Richard Eyre Lloyd (1906-1991)

Sir Edward Lancelot Mallalieu (Sir Lance), (1905-1979), Politician
John Clotworthy Whyte-Melville-Skeffington, 13th Viscount Massereene & Ferrard (1914-1992)
William Percival Edwin McIntyre (1903-1986), Surgeon Rear Admiral
Martin McLaren (1914-1979), Politician
Sir Roderick William McLeod (1905-1980)
Sir Walter Hugh Merton (1905-1986), Air Marshal
Bruce Millan (b.1927), Politician
Sir David Milne (1896-1972), Civil Servant
Sir Frederick Albert Minter (1887-1976)
Arthur Hugh Elsdale Molson, Baron Molson (1903-1991)
Sir Alexander Francis Morley (1908-1971)
Sir Douglas Griffith Morris (1908-1990), Air Marshal

Harry Louis Nathan, 1st Baron Nathan (1889-1963), Lawyer
Sir John Osborn (b.1922), Scientist, soldier, industrialist and politician
Sir Robert Platt, Baron Platt (1900-1978), Physician
Major Sir Richard George Douglas Powell, 3rd Bt (1909-1980)
Courtenay Arthur Ralegh Radford (1900-1998), Archaeologist
James Scott Cumberland Reid, 1st Baron Reid (1890-1975), Judge
Joan Violet Robinson (1903-1983), Economist
Sir John Charles Rodgers, 1st Bt (1906-1993), Conservative Politician
Sir Owen Patrick James Rooney (1900-1972), Major General

Jocelyn Edward Salis Simon, Baron Simon of Glaisdale (b.1911), Politician
Sir Richard Michael Smeeton (1912-1992), Vice-Admiral
Thomas Browne Smith (1915-1988)
John Patrick Somers Cocks, 8th Baron Somers (1907-1995)
James Gordon McIntyre Sorn, Hon. Lord Sorn (1896-1983)
(Evelyn), John St. Loe Strachey (1901-1963), Socialist theorist and politician
Dame Margaret (Maggie), Teyte (1888-1976), Singer
Sir Richard Hilton Marler Thompson, 1st Bt (1912-1999), Politician
Sir Kenneth Pugh Thompson, 1st Bt (1909-1984), Politician
(George Edward), Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft (1909-1994), Politician
Sir Guy Frederick Thorold (1898-1970)
Henry Charles Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 7th Baron Thurlow (1910-1971)
Sir John Dudley Robert Tarleton Tilney (1907-1994)
Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975), Historian
Sir Denis Henry Truscott (1908-1989)
Robert Hugh Turton, BaronTurton (1903-1994), Politician

Sir John Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan, Baron Reigate (1905-1995)
Frank William Walbank (b.1909), Professor of ancient history
John Walker
Howarth Seymour Walkey (1900-1970), Rear Admiral
Sir (Alfred), Dudley Ward (1905-1991), Army Officer
Richard George Kitchener Way (1914-1998), Civil servant and university administrator
Sir John Gerard Willsley Weston (1908-1979), Air Vice-Marshal
Sir John Wheeler-Bennett (1902-1975), Historian and international affairs expert
George Edward Cecil Wigg (1900-1983), Politician
Dame Alice Mary Williamson (1903-1983), Air Commander
Sir George Wilson (1900-1979)
Rudolf Wittkower (1901-1971)
Sir Percy Wyn-Harris (1903-1979), Colonial Governor, mountaineer and yachtsman
Ralph Younger (1904-1985), Major General