Sir David Howarth Seymour Howard, 3rd Baronet

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Sir David Howarth Seymour Howard, 3rd Baronet (born 1945) is an English aristocrat, businessman and public official.


Early life[edit]

David Howarth Seymour Howard was born on 29 December 1945.[1] His father was Sir Hamilton Edward de Coucey Howard, 2nd Baronet (1915–2001) and his mother, Elizabeth Howarth Ludlow.[1] His paternal grandfather was Sir Seymour Howard, 1st Baronet (1886-1967).[1] He graduated from Radley College, a boarding school in Radley, Oxfordshire, and from Worcester College, Oxford, where he received a Masters of Arts degree.[1]


He joined the Charles Stanley Group (LSECAY) in 1967.[1][2] He was appointed Managing Partner in 1971, Managing Director in 1988, and Chairman in 1999.[2][3] He sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS) and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.[2]

Public service[edit]

He served as an Alderman of the City of London in 1986, Sheriff of the City of London in 1997, and Lord Mayor of London from 2000 to 2001.[1][2][4] He was County Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners in 1990.[1] He also sat on the Board of Trustees of the London Gardens Society.[3]

He became the 3rd Howard baronet of Great Rissington in 2001.[1] He also became a Knight in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 2000.[1] He also received the Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence of Jordan in 2001.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married Valerie Picton Crosse on 6 June 1968.[1] They have four children:

  • Caroline Picton Seymour Howard (born 1970).[1]
  • Robert Picton Seymour Howard (born 1971).[1]
  • Victoria Picton Seymour Howard (born 1975).[1]
  • James Picton Seymour Howard (born 1979).[1]

They reside at 8 Monkwell Square in London.[1] He is a churchwarden at St Michael's, Cornhill in the City of London.[3]