Sir Howard Smith Biography

Sir Howard Frank Trayton Smith (15 October 1919 – 7 May 1996) was a British diplomat.

Educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Smith worked at Bletchley Park during World War II and later became the British ambassador to Moscow. In 1979 he was unexpectedly appointed Director General (DG) of MI5, the United Kingdom's internal security service, by James Callaghan, serving until 1981.