(Edwin) Duncan Sandys, Baron Duncan-Sandys(1908-1987), Politician; Secretary of State for the Colonies
Sitter in 19 portraits
In 1935 Duncan-Sandys was elected as a Conservative MP and married Diana Bailey, eldest daughter of Sir Winston Churchill. During World War II he saw active service until 1941 when he was involved in a serious car crash. He resumed his political career in the Coalition Government, amidst some claims of nepotism. He lost his seat in the 1945 general election but was re-elected in 1950 and served in a number of posts including Minister of Defence and Secretary of State for the Colonies and Commonwealth Relations. In 1966 his was dismissed by the Party's new leader, Edward Heath.
by Victor Weisz
pencil, pen and ink and white heightening, published in Evening Standard 5 April 1962
by William Papas ('Papas')
pen and ink and blue crayon, 1964
by (Arthur Stuart) Michael Cummings ('Cummings')
pen and ink and wash, 1967
by Elliott & Fry
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