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Edward Arthur Alexander Shackleton, Baron Shackleton

(1911-1994), Geographer and politician; son of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Sitter in 8 portraits
A geographer and Labour Party politician, and was the son of the Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. In 1934 Shackleton organised the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition and choose Gordon Noel Humphreys to lead it. Shackleton accompanied the party as the assistant surveyor to Humphreys. The expedition was eventually responsible for naming Mount Oxford (after the University of Oxford) and the British Empire Range. In 1946, Shackleton was elected to Parliament as a Labour MP. He stood down in 1955 and was made a life peer three years later. He served in a number of senior roles in Harold Wilson's government, including Minister for Defence and Paymaster General.

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Edward Arthur Alexander Shackleton, Baron Shackleton

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 13 June 1962
NPG x191394

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