Winston Churchill and his cabinet of 1955
Winston Churchill and his cabinet of 1955
by International News Photos
vintage print, 1955
7 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in. (192 mm x 235 mm) image size
Sittersback to top
- Derick Heathcoat Amory, 1st Viscount Amory (1899-1981), Industrialist, politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 13 portraits. Identify
- (Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977), Prime Minister. Sitter in 44 portraits. Identify
- Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton (1904-1983), Politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies. Sitter in 28 portraits. Identify
- Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden (1902-1982), Politician; served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. Sitter in 44 portraits. Identify
- Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister. Sitter in 222 portraits. Identify
- Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank, 1st Viscount Crookshank of Gainsborough (1893-1961), Politician; Lord Privy Seal. Sitter in 11 portraits. Identify
- (Edwin) Duncan Sandys, Baron Duncan-Sandys (1908-1987), Politician; Secretary of State for the Colonies. Sitter in 19 portraits. Identify
- David McAdam Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles (1904-1999), Businessman and politician; Paymaster General and Minister for the Arts. Sitter in 21 portraits. Identify
- Osbert Peake Ingleby, 1st Viscount Ingleby of Snilesworth (1897-1966), Politician; Minister of Pensions and National Insurance. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe, Earl of Kilmuir (1900-1967), Politician; Home Secretary and Lord High Chancellor, lawyer and judge. Sitter in 18 portraits. Identify
- Walter Monckton, 1st Viscount Monckton (1891-1965), Statesman. Sitter in 9 portraits. Identify
- Norman Craven Brook, Baron Normanbrook (1902-1967), Secretary of the cabinet. Sitter in 22 portraits. Identify
- Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury (1893-1972), Politician; Leader of the House of Lords. Sitter in 28 portraits. Identify
- Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (1894-1986), Prime Minister. Sitter in 38 portraits. Identify
- James Gray Stuart, 1st Viscount Stuart of Findhorn (1897-1971), Politician; Secretary of State for Scotland. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Philip Cunliffe-Lister (né Lloyd-Greame), 1st Earl of Swinton (1884-1972), Politician; President of the Board of Trade. Sitter in 30 portraits. Identify
- Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Viscount Tenby (1894-1967), Politician and Chairman of Council on Tribunals. Sitter in 13 portraits. Identify
- (George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft (1909-1994), Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 27 portraits. Identify
- Frederick James Marquis, 1st Earl of Woolton (1883-1964), Politician; conservative party chairman and businessman. Sitter in 22 portraits. Identify
Events of 1955back to top
Current affairsRobert Anthony Eden becomes prime minister. In May 1955 Winston Churchill resigned due to ill health. His successor proved to be a similarly popular leader, winning an increased majority at the general election that year. Eden's popularity was due to a combination of his long wartime service, good looks and charm.
Art and scienceMary Quant introduces the 'Chelsea Look' with her Bazaar boutique. In the 1960s Quant was a major contributor to 'swinging London' introducing some of the seminal items of 1960s fashion: the miniskirt, hot pants, paint-box make-up and plastic raincoats.
InternationalWest Germany joins NATO, prompting the East European Communist counties to respond by forming the Warsaw Pact. The signatories of the Warsaw Pact pledged to defend each other if any member was attacked. This development was a major event in the Cold War as it firmly established the East and West as opposing military powers.
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