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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.

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Brendan Bracken, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(56)

Brendan Bracken

by Sir David Low
pencil, late 1950s?
NPG 4529(56)

Brendan Bracken, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(57)

Brendan Bracken

by Sir David Low
pencil, late 1950s?
NPG 4529(57)

Brendan Bracken, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19396

Brendan Bracken

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 5 October 1931
NPG x19396

Brendan Bracken, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x19397

Brendan Bracken

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 5 October 1931
NPG x19397

Brendan Bracken, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83965

Brendan Bracken

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 5 October 1931
NPG x83965

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86451

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86451

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86452

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86452

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86453

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86453

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86454

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86454

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86455

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86455

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86456

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86456

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86457

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86457

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86458

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86458

Brendan Bracken, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86459

Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 13 January 1950
NPG x86459

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Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 13 January 1950
NPG x99126

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Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 13 January 1950
NPG x99127

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Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 13 January 1950
NPG x99128

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Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 13 January 1950
NPG x99129

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Brendan Bracken

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 13 January 1950
NPG x99130

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