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Elliott, Mark, b. 1939 (diplomat)



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Mark Elliott was born 16 May 1939, son of William Rowcliffe Elliott, CB, and Karin Tess Elliott (née Classen). He was educated at Eton College (King’s Scholar) and New College, University of Oxford. In 1964, he married Julian Richardson, having two sons.

After National Service (in the Intelligence Corps), 1957–59, Elliott joined the Foreign Office in 1963 and his diplomatic career included: Tokyo [Japan], 1965-69; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1970; Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State (Sir Denis Greenhill, then Sir Thomas Brimelow), 1973–74; First Secretary and Head of Chancery, Nicosia [Cyprus], 1975–77; Counsellor, 1977–81, Head of Chancery, 1978–81, Tokyo; Head of Far Eastern Department, FCO, 1981–85; Under-Secretary on secondment to Northern Ireland Office, 1985–88; Ambassador to Israel, 1988–92; Deputy Under-Secretary of State, FCO, 1992–94; Ambassador to Norway, 1994–98.

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Memoir: Mark Elliott, 2021

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 207
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.