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Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

(1893-1972), Businessman and politician; MP for Aldershot

Sitter in 26 portraits
In the 1920s and 1930s, Lyttelton worked for the British Metal Corporation, rising to become the firm's Managing Director. He was on the boards of several companies and was one of a few people who effectively controlled the global metal trade, an industry crucially important to the Second World War effort. Lyttelton entered Parliament as a Conservative MP in 1940. He joined Churchill's war cabinet as President of the Board of Trade, Minister of State in the Middle East and Minister of Production. After the Conservatives' 1951 election victory, he became Secretary of State for the Colonies. He continued in the House of Commons until 1954, when he was elevated to the House of Lords as Viscount Chandos.

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Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x8381

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Walter Stoneman
dry-plate glass negative, 1942
NPG x8381

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x8382

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Walter Stoneman
dry-plate glass negative, 1942
NPG x8382

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x8384

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Walter Stoneman
dry-plate glass negative, 1942
NPG x8384

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Howard Coster - NPG x23573

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x23573

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Howard Coster - NPG x23574

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1942
NPG x23574

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Bassano & Vandyk Studios - NPG x5759

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
bromide print, 9 April 1954
NPG x5759

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157763

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 9 April 1954
NPG x157763

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157764

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 9 April 1954
NPG x157764

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157765

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 9 April 1954
NPG x157765

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157766

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 9 April 1954
NPG x157766

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157767

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 9 April 1954
NPG x157767

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x157768

Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 9 April 1954
NPG x157768

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