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Sir George Howard

Field Marshal Sir George Howard PC KB (17 June 1718 – 16 July 1796) was a British military officer, the son of Thomas Howard and his wife Mary.

He participated in the American Revolution, and before attaining the rank of field marshal, he commanded various regiments, including the 3rd Regiment of Foot, the 1st (The King's) Dragoon Guards, and the 7th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of Dragoons. He became field marshal on 12 October 1793, and was previously made a Privy Councillor and a Knight of the Bath. He served in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Lostwithiel from 1761 to 1766 and for Stamford from 1768 until his death.

Assembly seats
Preceded by
James Edward Colleton
Thomas Clarke
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
with James Edward Colleton

Succeeded by
James Edward Colleton
Viscount Beauchamp
Preceded by
George Bridges Brudenell
George René Aufrère
Member of Parliament for Stamford
with George René Aufrère 1768–1774
Henry Cecil 1774–1790
The Earl of Carysfort 1790–1796

Succeeded by
The Earl of Carysfort
John Leland
Military offices
Preceded by
Thomas Howard
Colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
John Craufurd
Preceded by
John Mostyn
Colonel of the 7th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of Dragoons
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Clinton
Colonel of the 1st (The King's) Dragoon Guards
Succeeded by
Sir William Augustus Pitt
Preceded by
Richard Lyttelton
Governor of Minorca
Succeeded by
John Mostyn




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