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Addington, Henry Unwin (1790–1870), diplomatist and civil servant, the second son of John Hiley Addington MP (d. 1818) and Mary (d. 1833), the daughter of Henry Unwin, and the nephew of Henry Addington, first Lord Sidmouth, was born on 24 March 1790. He was educated at ...

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Clark, Sir William Henry (1876–1952), civil servant and diplomatist, was born on 1 January 1876 in Cambridge, the younger of the two sons of John Willis Clark (1833–1910), superintendent of the Museum of Zoology and later registrar of Cambridge University, and his wife, ...

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Colville, Sir John Rupert (1915–1987), diplomatist and civil servant, was born in London on 28 January 1915, the youngest of three sons (there were no daughters) of the Hon. George Charles Colville (1867–1943), barrister, and his wife, Lady (Helen) Cynthia Colville (1884–1968), daughter of ...

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Denman, Sir (George) Roy (1924–2006), civil servant and diplomatist, was born at 10 Lisburn Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, on 12 June 1924, the elder son of Albert Edward Denman of Ardwyn, Morfa Nefyn, Caernarvonshire, and his wife, Gertrude Ann, née Harrison. His father was a ...

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Dulanty, John Whelan (1883–1955), diplomat and civil servant, was born in Manchester, the son of John Dulanty; his mother was probably named Ellen, and both parents were of Irish extraction. He was educated at St Mary's, Failsworth, Manchester School of Commerce, and Manchester University...

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(Joseph John) Saville Garner, Baron Garner (1908–1983) by Howard Coster, 1956 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Garner, (Joseph John) Saville [Joe], Baron Garner (1908–1983), civil servant and diplomatist, was born in Muswell Hill, Middlesex, on 14 February 1908, the second of three sons of Joseph Garner (1861–1940), draper, of Highgate, and Helena Maria (d. 1939), daughter of John Culver...

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Johnston, Sir John Baines [Jack] (1918–2005), civil servant and diplomatist, was born on 13 May 1918 at 8 The Ghyll, Ellenborough, Maryport, Cumberland, the son of Andrew Smith Johnston, Baptist clergyman, and his wife, Nora Agnes, née Baines, schoolteacher, and daughter of a blacksmith. When he was two the family moved to ...

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Laithwaite, Sir (John) Gilbert (1894–1986), civil servant and diplomatist, was born on 5 July 1894 in Dublin, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of John Gilbert Laithwaite, of the Post Office survey, of Dublin, and his wife, Mary...

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Maitland, Sir Donald James Dundas (1922–2010), diplomatist and civil servant, was born on 16 August 1922 at 1 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh, the youngest of four sons of Thomas Douglas Maitland (1885–1976), botanist and colonial civil servant, and his wife, Wilhelmina Sarah (Minnie), née...

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Maizels, Alfred [Alf] (1917–2006), economist, civil servant, and international civil servant, was born on 17 January 1917 at 100 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London, the third son of Israel Maizels, a master tailor who had immigrated from Poland in 1905, and his wife, Rebecca, ...

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Millar, Frederick Robert Hoyer, first Baron Inchyra (1900–1989), diplomatist and civil servant, was born on 6 June 1900 in Montrose, the third son and youngest of three children of Robert Hoyer Millar, timber merchant, of Blair Castle, Culross, Perthshire, and his wife, Alice Anne Combe...

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Sargent, Sir (Harold) Orme Garton (1884–1962), diplomatist and civil servant, was born Giles Orme Sargent on 31 October 1884 at 2 Elvaston Place, Kensington, London, the only child of Harry Garton Sargent, a gentleman of independent means, and his wife, Henrietta Sarah Finnis Stud Mackinnon...

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Scott, Sir Robert Heatlie (1905–1982), diplomatist and civil servant, was born in York Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, on 20 September 1905, the second of four children and eldest of three sons of Thomas Henderson Scott, civil engineer, and his wife, Mary Agnes, née Dixon...

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Whiskard, Sir Geoffrey Granville (1886–1957), civil servant and diplomatist, was born on 19 August 1886 at 3 Hartington Villas, Penge Road, Beckenham, Kent, the only son and second of the three children of Ernest Whiskard (1854–1915), bank manager, and his wife, Lucy Marian, ...

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Sir Geoffrey Granville Whiskard (1886–1957) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London