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Esme William Howard


Esme William HOWARD, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.


Howard, Esme William was born on September 15, 1863 in Greystoke Castle, Cumberland, England. 4th son of late Henry Howard of Greystoke.


Harrow. Passed competitive examination for diplomatic service, 1885.


Prince Giustiniani-Bandini, Earl of Newburg, 1898. Assistant private secretary to Earl of Carnarvon in Ireland, 1885-1886. Attached to Embassy at Rome, 1886.

3d secretary to Embassy at Berlin, 1888. Trooper in Imperial Yeomanry, Boer War. 2d secretary Embassy at Rome, 1903.

Consul general for Crete, 1903-1906. Councillor of Embassy, Washington, District of Columbia, 1906-1908. Consul general Vienna, 1908, Hungary, 1908-1911.

Minister to Switzerland, 1911-1913, to Sweden, 1913. Delegate Peace Conference, Paris, 1919. Member special Interallied Commission to Poland, 1919.

Appointed ambassador to Spain, 1919. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Great Britain to the United States since February 1924. Created Knight Commander of the Bath, 1919.

Received Grand Cross Order of St. Michael and St. George, 1923. Address: British Embassy, Washington, District of Columbia.


Member special.

  • Club: Travellers.


Married Isabella, d.

Henry Howard. Howard