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Iain Macleod

(1913-1970), Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer

Iain Norman Macleod

Sitter in 8 portraits
A leading bridge player, Macleod turned to politics after the Second World War. He unsuccessfully contested a seat at the 1945 general election and then joined the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat. He was elected MP in 1950. In the Eden and Macmillan governments, he served first as Minister of Labour and National Service and then as Secretary of State for the Colonies. Here he presided over considerable decolonisation, seeing Nigeria, British Somaliland, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Kuwait and British Cameroon become independent. He later served as Leader of the House of Commons, Chairman of the Conservative Party, and was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer just weeks before his death.

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This is a far, far better thing.... than I have ever done, by Neville Colvin ('Colvin') - NPG 5350

This is a far, far better thing.... than I have ever done

by Neville Colvin ('Colvin')
pen and ink and Letratone, 1962
NPG 5350

Change the crew?  Why we'll row forever, steady from stroke to bow, by Victor Weisz - NPG 5351

Change the crew? Why we'll row forever, steady from stroke to bow

by Victor Weisz
pencil, pen and ink and white heightening, published in Evening Standard 5 April 1962
NPG 5351

Iain Macleod, by Walter Bird - NPG x87693

Iain Macleod

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 26 April 1962
NPG x87693

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Iain Macleod

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1916
NPG x90483

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Iain Macleod

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1953
NPG x186397

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Iain Macleod

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 26 February 1957
NPG x82436

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