Leopold Stennett Amery(1873-1955), Politician; Secretary of State for India and writer
Sitter in 29 portraits
Amery was an advocate of Imperial unity, seeing the British Empire as a force for justice and progress in the world. He supported the evolution of the dominions into independent nations bound to Britain by many ties. He was chief correspondent for The Times during the 1899-1902 Boer War and remained on the staff of that paper until 1909. Entering Parliament in 1911, Amery was made a privy councillor in 1922. Apart from a period as First Lord of the Admiralty, he spent the rest of his career as a minister in imperial departments. In 1925, he created the Dominions Office, which later became the Commonwealth Relations Office. He was also Secretary of State for India and Burma (1940-5).
by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1944
Group including Leopold Slennett Amery; John Rushworth Jellicoe; Edward Henry Carson, 1st Baron Carson; Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby; Sir Frederick Barton Maurice and David Lloyd George
by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, May 1917
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