||A graduate of Cambridge University, Howson served with the Pilot Fleet Air Army during the second world war. In 1950 he embarked on an executive career with Foy & Gibson Ltd. as staff manager and later director, a company that was founded by his Grandfather, William Gibson. Howson also rose to prominence in the Liberal Party, as the Federal member for Fawkner from 1955 to 1969, member for Casey from 1969 to 1972 and as Minister in the Menzies, Holt, Gorton and McMahon governments. He has a long involvement with the Maud Gibson Trust.
||Company directors, Politicians