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William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge

(1879-1963), Social reformer and economist

Sitter in 24 portraits
A social reformer, economist, civil servant and later Liberal MP, Beveridge is best known as the mastermind behind the Welfare State legislation of 1944-8. The 'Beveridge Plan', formulated in 1942, aimed to tackle problems of want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness, proposing a free national health service, child allowances and full employment.

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William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14030

William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, January 1942
NPG x14030

William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge, by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd - NPG x184233

William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 4 April 1954
NPG x184233

William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge, by Bernard Partridge - NPG D952

William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge

by Bernard Partridge
pen and ink, published in Punch 22 November 1944
NPG D952

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William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1917
NPG x6440

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William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x65579

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