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Esmé Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Penrith

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Esmé William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Penrith, (15 September 1863 – 1 August 1939) was a British diplomat. He served as British Ambassador to the United States between 1924 and 1930. He was one of Britain's most influential diplomats of the early part of the twentieth century. With a gift for languages and a skilled diplomat, Howard is described in his biography as an integral member of the small group of men who made and implemented British foreign policy between 1900 and 1930, a critical transitional period in Britain's history as a world power. Early life Howard was born on 15 September 1863 at Greystoke Castle, near Penrith, Cumberland. He was the youngest son of the former Charlotte Caroline Georgina Long and Henry Howard, an MP for Steyning and New Shoreham. He was the nephew of Henrietta Anna Molyneux-Howard, wife of Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon. His elder brothers were Henry Howard, later an MP for Penri
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