Gordon Brown(1951-), Prime Minister
(James) Gordon Brown
Sitter in 7 portraits
Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010. Before becoming an MP, Brown was Rector of Edinburgh University and Chairman of the University Court (1972-1975). He then lectured at Edinburgh and Caledonian Universities, taking up a post at Scottish TV in 1980. He has been MP for Dunfermline East (1983-2015) and held the Opposition posts of Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1987-1989) and Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary (1989-1992), before becoming Shadow Chancellor in 1992. He was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1997 before becoming Prime Minister in 2007.
by Nick Danziger
bromide print, 20 March 2003
- Sarah Brown (née Macaulay) (wife)
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