Donald Howard, 3rd Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal
Strathcona was the son of Robert Jared Bliss Howard and Margaret Charlotte Smith, 2nd Baroness Strathcona and Mount Royal.
He was elected at the 1922 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cumberland North, and held the seat until 1926, when he succeeded to the peerage on the death of his mother. She had inherited the title from her father, the first Baron, the title having been created with a special remainder to allow female succession.
Marriage & Family
On 25 October 1922 Strathcona married Hon Diana Evelyn Loder, daughter of Gerald Loder, 1st Baron Wakehurst and Lady Louise de Vere Beauclerk, a daughter of William Beauclerk, 10th Duke of St Albans. They had five children:
- Donald Euan Palmer Howard, 4th Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal (born 26 November 1923)
- Hon Barnaby John Howard (born 23 November 1925, died 18 December 2011)
- An unnamed daughter (born 31 October 1927, died 3 November 1927)
- Hon Jonathan Alan Howard (born 15 November 1933)
- Hon Diana Catriona Howard (born 13 March 1935)
On his death in 1959, he was succeeded in the peerage by his eldest son, Euan.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Historical list of MPs: C
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Donald Howard
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