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Transcript of interview: Patrick Nixon, 2021

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 203

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates

  • 2021

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

1 file(s)

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