Brendan Bracken(1901-1958), Statesman
Brendan Bracken, Viscount Bracken
Sitter in 20 portraits
Irish-born Bracken moved to London in 1922 where he became friends with Winston Churchill. He joined the publishing company Eyre & Spottiswoode and in 1925 became a director of the firm. He edited the Financial News, The Banker and The Practitioner before being promoted to managing director of the Economist in 1928. Bracken was elected to Parliament as a Conservative MP in 1929. A strong opponent of appeasement, Churchill appointed him as his parliamentary private secretary soon after the outbreak of World War II. He was made Minister of Information in 1941 and First Lord of the Admiralty in 1945, but lost his post after the 1945 general election.
by Photographic News Agencies Limited
bromide press print, 20 August 1941
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