Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

James Callaghan

James Callaghan, 1963

James Callaghan was born on this day, March 27, in 1912. He was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.

Callaghan was preceded by Harold Wilson, and succeeded by Margaret Thatcher. Both were also photographed by Karsh prior to their premierships: Wilson as President of the Board of Trade in 1949, and Thatcher as Leader of the Opposition in 1976.