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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.

Kenneth Wilfred Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking

Kenneth Wilfred Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking

1934-
Conservative politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 2 portraits
David Blunkett

David Blunkett

1947-
Labour politician; Home Secretary; MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
Sitter in 3 portraits
Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan

Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan

1939-2015
Conservative politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 2 portraits
Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

1902-1982
Politician; served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 44 portraits
James Callaghan

James Callaghan

1912-2005
Prime Minister
Sitter in 22 portraits
Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1874-1965
Prime Minister
Sitter in 222 portraits
Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke

1940-
Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

1759-1834
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 70 portraits
Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

1732-1792
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 64 portraits
Arthur Henderson

Arthur Henderson

1863-1935
Politician, leader of the Labour Party, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and iron moulder
Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Michael Howard

Michael Howard

1941-
Conservative politician; Leader of the Conservative Party, Leader of the Opposition and MP for Folkestone and Hythe
Sitter in 1 portrait
Douglas Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell

Douglas Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell

1930-
Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 3 portraits
Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

1920-2003
Writer and Labour politician; Home Secretary and co-founder of the Social Democratic Party
Sitter in 14 portraits
Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

1950-
Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

1737-1805
Prime Minister and patron of the arts
Sitter associated with 68 portraits
Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

1770-1828
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 59 portraits
Reginald Maudling

Reginald Maudling

1917-1979
Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

1742-1811
Statesman
Sitter associated with 82 portraits
Merlyn Rees

Merlyn Rees

1920-2006
Politician; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Home Secretary
Sitter in 4 portraits
Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

1888-1965
Politician; Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 97 portraits
Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

1788-1850
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 323 portraits
John Reid

John Reid

1947-
Politician; Home Secretary
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

1792-1878
Prime Minister and writer; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter associated with 249 portraits
Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

1870-1963
Home Secretary, 1st High Commissioner of Palestine and leader of the Liberal Party
Sitter in 45 portraits
Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke

Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke

1811-1892
Liberal politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 34 portraits
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

1757-1844
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 78 portraits
Jacqui Smith

Jacqui Smith

1962-
Politician; MP for Redditch and the first female Home Secretary
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jack Straw

Jack Straw

1946-
Politician; Home and Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 3 portraits
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

1769-1852
Field Marshal and Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 640 portraits
William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, Viscount Whitelaw

William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, Viscount Whitelaw

1918-1999
Politician; Home Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister
Sitter in 18 portraits
Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare

Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare

1815-1895
Politician, Home Secretary and Lord President of the Council; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 12 portraits
William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford

William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford

1865-1932
Statesman
Sitter in 9 portraits
William Clive Bridgeman, 1st Viscount Bridgeman of Leigh

William Clive Bridgeman, 1st Viscount Bridgeman of Leigh

1864-1935
First Lord of the Admiralty
Sitter in 16 portraits
George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham

George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham

1753-1813
Politician; MP for Buckinghamshire and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Sitter in 33 portraits
(Leonard) Robert Carr, Baron Carr of Hadley

(Leonard) Robert Carr, Baron Carr of Hadley

1916-2012
Politician and business executive
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
George Cave, Viscount Cave

George Cave, Viscount Cave

1856-1928
Lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits
Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester

Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester

1756-1826
Statesman
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

Hugh Culling Eardley Childers

1827-1896
Statesman
Sitter associated with 19 portraits
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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