James Callaghan(1912-2005), Prime Minister
James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff
Sitter in 22 portraits
Labour politician; served as Chancellor (1964-7), Home Secretary (1967-70) and Foreign Secretary (1974-6) under Harold Wilson before succeeding him as Prime Minister (1976-9) and Leader of the Labour Party (1976-80).
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by Peter Keen
35mm colour slide, mid 1960s
Tony Benn; Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle; Eirene Lloyd White, Baroness White of Rhymney; Harold Wilson; Anne Kerr: Jennie Lee; James Callaghan; George Alfred Brown, Baron George-Brown; Bessie Braddock
by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, October 1968
by Gil Galvin
digital chromogenic print, 1984
by Unknown photographer
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