The Whitehall Club Seal History


The Whitehall Club Seal, Arms, and Crest 

In 2022, Justin Mitchell (56th President) commissioned a Cambridge-based heraldic illustrator, Quentin Peacock SHA, to prepare a seal, arms, and crest to commemorate the 55th President of the Whitehall Club, Mark Waller.


About the Artist 

Mr. Peacock is a digital heraldic illustrator and Craft Member of the Society of Heraldic Arts in the United Kingdom. Mr. Peacock studied illustrating professionally with vector graphics since he left Southampton Solent University in 1999 (or Southampton Institute of Art and Design as it was known then) where he studied Graphic Design and Illustration. In 2012, Mr. Peacock started QxDesign and was commissioned to illustrate a family Coat of Arms. Since 2012, he has worked on numerous heraldic commissions, many of which come through Heralds like Clive Cheesman and Peter O’Donoghue. Mr. Peacock works closely with and is heavily influenced by those at the College of Arms and traditional English heraldry which is no surprise having developed his knowledge and techniques under the guidance of Clive Cheesman, British officer of arms at the College of Arms in London and the Richmond Herald.


The Elements of the Whitehall Club Seal, Arms, and Crest

The Whitehall Club crest is a simple and elegant shield design emblazoned with a chevron with lightning bolts, a lone star, and an oak tree. The oak tree is inspired by the key element of the River Oaks Country Club crest, where the club has met for breakfast meetings since 1973 and symbolizes the growth of the club, its members, and their businesses. The lone star is a single star of five points drawing inspiration from the official seal of the State of Texas dating to 1836.

[1] Article IV, Section 19 of the Constitution of the State of Texas;


[3]; Houston Business Journal Article on City Seal, Week of May 6 to 12, 2005