Sir Stafford Cripps(1889-1952), Statesman
Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps
Sitter in 42 portraits
Lawyer and Labour politician; a nephew of Beatrice Webb, Cripps served as Solicitor-General in Ramsay Macdonald's 1930-1 government. Cripps was ambassador in Moscow (1940-2) and from 1942 a member of the War Cabinet and Minister of Aircraft Production (1942-5). It is as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1947-50) that he is best known, his policy of strict taxation and wage freezing earning him the nickname 'Austerity' Cripps.
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