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David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George

(1863-1945), Prime Minister

20th Century Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 132 portraits
Lloyd George was elected Liberal MP for Carnarvon Boroughs in 1890, a seat he held for fifty-five years. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1908. In 1909 he introduced old-age pensions and, in 1911, the National Insurance Act, a scheme against ill-health and unemployment. He backed the war in defence of Belgium in 1914 and in 1916 became Prime Minister. He is remembered as one of Britain's greatest wartime leaders. He remained Prime Minister in a coalition government until 1922. A celebrated orator, his last speech in the House of Commons in 1940 attacked Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, and helped bring about the succession of Winston Churchill.

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David Lloyd George

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23355

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David Lloyd George

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23356

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David Lloyd George

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23357

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David Lloyd George

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23358

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David Lloyd George

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x23359

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David Lloyd George

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 16 July 1949
NPG x98024

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David Lloyd George

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 16 July 1949
NPG x98025

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David Lloyd George

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 16 July 1949
NPG x98026

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David Lloyd George

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 16 July 1949
NPG x98027

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David Lloyd George

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate film negative, 16 July 1949
NPG x98028

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David Lloyd George

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x90335

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David Lloyd George

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print
NPG x90336

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