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Harold Wilson

(1916-1995), Prime Minister

(James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx

Sitter in 53 portraits
Labour Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-6. Born in Huddersfield, Wilson studied at the University of Oxford, where he became an Economics lecturer. Elected to Parliament in 1945 at the age of 29, he served in Attlee's government and became Labour leader in 1963. At 48 Wilson became Britain's youngest Prime Minister since Pitt, winning four general elections, twice as Prime Minister. He led a series of cabinets through the 1960s and 70s which confirmed Britain's commitment to a welfare state. Wilson renegotiated terms of Britain's entry into the European Community, but struggled to address Britain's postwar economic decline, the pound being devalued during his time in office.

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Harold Wilson, by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125716

Harold Wilson

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch colour transparency, 6 November 1963
NPG x125716

Harold Wilson with 'The Beatles', by Central Press - NPG x194205

Harold Wilson with 'The Beatles'

by Central Press
vintage print, 19 March 1964
NPG x194205

Sir John Mills; Jean Simmons; Harold Wilson, by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd - NPG x194206

Sir John Mills; Jean Simmons; Harold Wilson

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 19 March 1964
NPG x194206

Harold Wilson, by Ruskin Spear - NPG x137578

Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137578

Harold Wilson, by Ruskin Spear - NPG x137579

Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137579

Harold Wilson, by Ruskin Spear - NPG x137580

Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137580

Harold Wilson, by Ruskin Spear - NPG x137581

Harold Wilson

by Ruskin Spear
bromide print, 1966
NPG x137581

Edward Heath; Jeremy Thorpe; Harold Wilson, by Fox Photos Ltd - NPG x131285

Edward Heath; Jeremy Thorpe; Harold Wilson

by Fox Photos Ltd
modern bromide print, 27 July 1970
NPG x131285

Harold Wilson; (Gladys) Mary Wilson (née Baldwin), Lady Wilson of Rievaulx, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200225

Harold Wilson; (Gladys) Mary Wilson (née Baldwin), Lady Wilson of Rievaulx

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200225

Harold Wilson; (Gladys) Mary Wilson (née Baldwin), Lady Wilson of Rievaulx, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200226

Harold Wilson; (Gladys) Mary Wilson (née Baldwin), Lady Wilson of Rievaulx

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200226

Harold Wilson, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200227

Harold Wilson

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200227

Harold Wilson, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200228

Harold Wilson

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200228

Harold Wilson, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200229

Harold Wilson

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200229

Harold Wilson, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200282

Harold Wilson

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200282

Harold Wilson, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200312

Harold Wilson

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200312

Harold Wilson, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200313

Harold Wilson

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200313

Harold Wilson, by Simon Livingstone - NPG x1589

Harold Wilson

by Simon Livingstone
colour print on card mount, 1975
NPG x1589

Harold Wilson, by Robert Herrick - NPG x17008

Harold Wilson

by Robert Herrick
bromide print, early 1980s?
NPG x17008

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