Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead(1872-1930), Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Sir Frederick, 'F.E.', Smith was Attorney-General and Director of Public Prosecutions when he took on the brief at the first hearing at Bow Street Magistrates Court as Counsel for the Prosecution. Smith was Conservative Unionist MP for Liverpool Walton (1906-18), and a supporter of the Protestant Ulster Unionists. His own political speeches were described by Winston Churchill as 'verbal treasons'. He had a seat in the Cabinet throughout the War, became Lord Chancellor (1919-22) and Secretary of State for India (1924-8) and was ennobled as the first Lord Birkenhead.
by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1920s
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 16 January 1907
by Frederick Drummond Niblett ('Nibs')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 9 August 1911
Sir Warden Chilcott; 1st Marquess of Reading; Marquise de Casa Maury; 5th Duke of Sutherland; Duchess of Sutherland; 1st Earl of Birkenhead; Baroness Catherine d'Erlanger; Baba d'Erlanger, Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge
by William Umpleby Kirk
halftone reproduction, published 18 August 1920
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