George Howard, Baron Howard of Henderskelfe
Howard was a younger son of Geoffrey Howard and Ethel Christian Methuen, and grandson of the 9th Earl of Carlisle and the 3rd Baron Methuen. He was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford and fought in the Second World War with the Green Howards, being wounded in Burma. In 1952 Howard was appointed to the office of Justice of the Peace for Yorkshire
He was chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC from 1980 to 1983 after being a governor for eight years. He was made a life peer 1 July 1983 with the title Baron Howard of Henderskelfe, of Henderskelfe in the County of North Yorkshire.
He was married to Lady Cecilia Blanche Genevieve FitzRoy, the daughter of the 8th Duke of Grafton; they had four sons: Henry (1950-2008), Nicholas (b.1952), Simon (b.1956) and Anthony (b.1958). He owned Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, which was televised in "Brideshead Revisited" in 1981. He died from cancer.
- The London Gazette: . 6 July 1983.
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