David Lewis (Lord Mayor)

David Lewis (Lord Mayor)

Sir David Thomas Rowell Lewis (born 1947) was the Lord Mayor of the City of London for 2007–08.

Lewis was born in Hong Kong.[1] He is the grandson of a sheep-farmer from Carmarthenshire, Wales and regards himself as Welsh.[2] He was educated at the Dragon School and St Edward's School, Oxford before studying law at Jesus College, Oxford. He joined Norton Rose and qualified as a solicitor in 1972, becoming a partner in 1977 and then holding the position of Chairman and Senior Partner between 1997 and 2003.

He was elected as a London Alderman in 2001 and appointed Sheriff of the City of London in 2006.[1] He was elected as the 680th Lord Mayor in 2007, being only the eighth Welsh Lord Mayor in the City of London's history, and the first to have a Welsh motto.[2] He was knighted after his year of office finished in the 2009 New Year Honours List.[3]


Civic offices
Preceded by
John Stuttard
Lord Mayor of the City of London
Succeeded by
Ian Luder