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The Great War: Politicians


Politicians from all over the world were drawn together from initial secret talks, to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Great Britain began the war under Herbert Asquith, who led a coalition government from 1915, and was then taken over the following year by David Lloyd George and his formation of the War Cabinet.

Sir George Eulas Foster

Sir George Eulas Foster

1847-1931
Canadian statesman
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir Howard Frank, 1st Bt

Sir Howard Frank, 1st Bt

1871-1932
Estate agent and public servant
Sitter in 4 portraits
Jack Pease

Jack Pease

1860-1943
Politician and businessman
Sitter in 16 portraits
Auckland Campbell Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes

Auckland Campbell Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes

1879-1954
Lieutenant and politician, ambassador to the United States
Sitter in 15 portraits
Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

Sir Eric Campbell Geddes

1875-1937
Minister of Transport
Sitter in 20 portraits
Sir William Athelstane Meredith Goode

Sir William Athelstane Meredith Goode

1875-1944
Journalist and government financial adviser
Sitter in 14 portraits
Sir (William) Guy Granet

Sir (William) Guy Granet

1867-1943
Barrister and railway administrator
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir (William) Graham Greene

Sir (William) Graham Greene

1857-1950
Civil servant
Sitter in 6 portraits
Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt

1863-1922
Liberal politician; MP for Rossendale and Secretary of State for the Colonies
Sitter in 15 portraits
(Frederick) Leverton Harris

(Frederick) Leverton Harris

1864-1926
Politician and art collector
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir (John) Douglas Hazen

Sir (John) Douglas Hazen

1860-1937
Barrister and member of the Canadian Parliament
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir John Prescott Hewett

Sir John Prescott Hewett

1854-1941
Politician and administrator in India
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir William Thomas Francis Horwood

Sir William Thomas Francis Horwood

1868-1943
Brigadier-General; Head of London Metropolitan Police
Sitter in 10 portraits
William Morris Hughes

William Morris Hughes

1864-1952
Prime Minister of Australia
Sitter in 7 portraits
Henry Mayers Hyndman

Henry Mayers Hyndman

1842-1921
Socialist leader
Sitter in 4 portraits
Albert Holden Illingworth, 1st Baron Illingworth

Albert Holden Illingworth, 1st Baron Illingworth

1865-1942
Politician; Postmaster General
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir Henry Charles Miller Lambert

Sir Henry Charles Miller Lambert

1868-1935
Senior Crown Agent for the Colonies
Sitter in 13 portraits
Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham

Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham

1868-1947
Statesman, benefactor and art patron
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Maurice Levy

Sir Maurice Levy

1859-1933
Politician and Managing Director of Hart and Levy Ltd
Sitter in 2 portraits
Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall

Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall

1854-1924
Politician; Secretary of State for the Colonies and First Lord of the Admiralty
Sitter in 27 portraits