George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle

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Lord Carlisle's family arms, with quarterings

George William Beaumont Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle (born 15 February 1949), styled Viscount Morpeth from 1963 to 1994, is a British nobleman, politician, and hereditary peer. He inherited the earldom of Carlisle in 1994, upon the death of his father, Charles Howard, 12th Earl of Carlisle. A member of the Howard family and a kinsman of the Duke of Norfolk, he is also a co-heir to the baronies of Greystock and Clifford.[1]

Educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford, he served as an officer in the British Army with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers, retiring with the rank of Major.

As Viscount Morpeth, he unsuccessfully contested Easington in the 1987 general election and Leeds West in the 1992 general election as well as Northumbria in the 1989 European elections for the Liberal Democrats.

Having lost his automatic right to a seat in the House of Lords under the House of Lords Act, 1999 Lord Carlisle has stood as a Liberal Democrat in By elections to the House of Lords; his best performance was finishing a distant second to Labour's Viscount Hanworth in the 2011 by-election to replace Lord Strabolgi.[2]

Lord Carlisle is an academic and commentator on Baltic States matters, having lived for some time in Tartu, Estonia. The President of Estonia has appointed him a Knight 1st Class of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana. He played an important role in securing memorial plaques to the 112 British servicemen killed in the 1919 operation which ensured the independence of the Baltic States. These plaques have been set up in numerous places, notably at Portsmouth Cathedral by the then First Sea Lord, Admiral Lord West of Spithead in 2005, and by the HM The Queen during her visit to Tallinn in 2010.

Lord Carlisle's heir presumptive is his younger brother, The Hon. Philip Charles Wentworth Howard (b. 1963).

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  1. ^ "- Person Page 1152". Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Howard
Earl of Carlisle
1994–present
Incumbent
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Charles Howard
Lord Ruthven of Freeland
1994–present
Incumbent