Arthur Stuart, 8th Earl Castle Stewart

Arthur Patrick Avondale Stuart, 8th Earl Castle Stewart (born 18 August 1928), styled Viscount Stuart from 1944 to 1961, is a nobleman in the Peerage of Ireland.

The third son of Arthur Stuart, 7th Earl Castle Stewart and his wife Eleanor May Guggenheim, daughter of Solomon Guggenheim, he became his father's heir apparent after the death of his two elder brothers in World War II. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, taking a BA from the latter in 1950.[1] He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Scots Guards on 1 January 1949[2] and was promoted to lieutenant on 31 May.[3]

In 1952, he married Edna Fowler (d. 2003), by whom he has one son and one daughter:[1]

Stuart succeeded his father in the earldom in 1961.[4]

From 1967 to 1997, he was vice-president of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and served on the advisory board of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection as vice-president from 1980 to 2011 and president from 2011 to 2013. Castle Stewart was a trustee of The Christian Community in the UK from 1973 to 2001. He is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.[4] From 2000 until 2007, he was chairman of the Foundation for International Security.[1]

In 2004, the Earl married Gillian Fitzwilliams, DL.[4]

Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Arthur Stuart
Earl Castle Stewart
Heir apparent:
Richard Stuart, Viscount Stuart


  1. 1 2 3 Montague-Smith, Patrick W., ed. (2008). "Castle Stewart, Earl (Stuart) (Earl I 1800, Bt S 1628)". Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage 2008. London: Debrett's Peerage Limited.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 38705. p. 4277. 6 September 1949.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 39313. p. 4433. 21 August 1951.
  4. 1 2 3 Winter, Laura, ed. (2016). "Castle Stewart, Arthur Patrick Avondale Stuart 8 Earl (I 1800)". Debrett's People of Today 2016. London: Debrett's Peerage Limited.
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