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Home Secretaries


70 People in sitter grouping:

A senior official for her Majesty's state for the Home Office, the Home Secretary is responsible for the internal affairs and interests of England and Wales. Their remit includes crime policy, national security and immigration and citizenship for the UK. William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne became the first Home Secretary in 1782. Other notable Home Secretaries include Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel, who established the Metropolitan Police Force in 1929.

Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston

Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston

1851-1926
Politician; Home Secretary and MP for Kent
Sitter in 9 portraits
James Chuter, Baron Chuter-Ede

James Chuter, Baron Chuter-Ede

1882-1965
Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 13 portraits
Charles Rodway Clarke

Charles Rodway Clarke

1950-
Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Robert ('J.R.') Clynes

John Robert ('J.R.') Clynes

1869-1949
Politician; Home Secretary and Trade unionist
Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

1814-1906
Politician, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for War; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 29 portraits
Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross

Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross

1823-1914
Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 28 portraits
Thomas Henry Sutton Sotheran Estcourt

Thomas Henry Sutton Sotheran Estcourt

1801-1876
Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Bt

Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Bt

1876-1940
Scottish Unionist politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 6 portraits
Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone

Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone

1854-1930
Politician, Home Secretary and governor-general of the Union of South Africa
Sitter in 25 portraits
Sir James Robert George Graham, 2nd Bt

Sir James Robert George Graham, 2nd Bt

1792-1861
Statesman; First Lord of the Admiralty
Sitter in 57 portraits
Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

1799-1882
Home Secretary
Sitter in 14 portraits
David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe, Earl of Kilmuir

David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe, Earl of Kilmuir

1900-1967
Politician; Home Secretary and Lord High Chancellor, lawyer and judge
Sitter in 18 portraits
Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

1806-1863
Liberal politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer and editor of the Edinburgh Review; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 10 portraits
Henry Matthews, Viscount Llandaff

Henry Matthews, Viscount Llandaff

1826-1913
Lawyer and politician
Sitter in 7 portraits
Reginald McKenna

Reginald McKenna

1863-1943
Banker and Liberal politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 14 portraits
Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby

Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby

1797-1863
Whig Politician, writer and British Ambassador to France
Sitter in 53 portraits
William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland

1738-1809
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 32 portraits
Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley

Matthew White Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley

1842-1904
Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 7 portraits
Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie of Dundee

Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie of Dundee

1838-1906
Politician, President of the Board of Trade and businessman
Sitter in 13 portraits
Edward Shortt

Edward Shortt

1862-1935
Home Secretary
Sitter in 5 portraits

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