Raymond Bonham Carter

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The Honourable Raymond Henry Bonham Carter (19 June 1929 – 17 January 2004) was a leading British banker, and a member of a distinguished British theatrical and political family.

His mother was Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE, a British political activist and daughter of the Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC, KC, and his father was Sir Maurice Bonham Carter, a politician and cricketer. He married Elena Propper de Callejón in 1958,[1] daughter of Spanish diplomat Eduardo Propper de Callejón (1895–1972) and his Austrian-French Jewish wife Helene Fould-Springer. He had a daughter, Helena Bonham Carter, a two-time Academy Award nominated actress, and two sons, Edward Bonham Carter and Thomas Bonham Carter.

He was educated at St. Ronan's School, Hawkhurst, Winchester College and Magdalen College, Oxford,[1] graduating in 1952. He then went to Harvard.[2]

At various times he held senior posts with the Bank of England (1958–1963), the International Monetary Fund (1961–1963), Warburgs (1963–1977), and the Department of Industry (1977–1979).[2]

In 1979, he had a brain tumour which was removed by surgery but left him quadriplegic and partially blind.


  1. ^ a b "Obituary in The Independent". 2004-01-30. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Obituary in The Daily Telegraph". 2004-01-23. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 

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