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Nixon, Patrick Michael, b. 1944 (diplomat)



  • Existence: 1944    


Patrick Nixon was born 1 August 1944, the son of John Moylett Gerard Nixon and Hilary Mary (née Paterson). He was educated at Downside and Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. In 1968, he married Elizabeth Rose Carlton, having four sons.

Nixon joined the Diplomatic Service in 1965, and his diplomatic career included: MECAS, Lebanon, 1966; Cairo [Egypt], 1968; Lima [Peru], 1970; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1973; Tripoli, Libya, 1977; British Information Services, New York [United States], 1980; Assistant, later Head, Near East and North Africa Department, FCO, 1983; Ambassador and Consul-General at Doha, Qatar, 1987–90; Head, Middle East Department and Crisis Centre, FCO, 1991–94; High Commissioner to Zambia, 1994–97; Director, FCO, 1997–98; Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, 1998–2003; Regional Coordinator for Coalition Provisional Authority, Southern Iraq, 2004.

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Transcript of interview: Patrick Nixon, 2021

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 203
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2021
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.