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.
by Helen Muspratt
bromide print, 1960
by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 4 April 1954
by Press Association Photos
bromide press print, 28 September 1960
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