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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

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