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Transcript of interview: Lord Greenhill of Harrow, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 3

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 1996


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.

Biographical / Historical

Lord Greenhill of Harrow was born 7 November 1913, the son of James and Susie Greenhill, Loughton. In 1941 he married Angela McCulloch. He was educated at Bishop’s Stortford College and Christ Church, Oxford (Honorary Student 1977).

During the war, Greenhill served with the Royal Engineers in Egypt, North Africa, Italy, India and SE Asia (despatches twice); he was demobilised with the rank of Colonel. He then entered the Foreign Service in 1946, serving at: Sofia [Bulgaria], 1947-49; Washington [United States], 1949-52; and in the Foreign Office, 1952-54. He was a member of the British Delegation to NATO, Paris [France], 1955-57, then served at: Singapore, 1957-59; Counsellor, 1959-62; Minister, 1962-64, Washington DC. He became Assistant Under-Secretary of State, FO, 1964-66, Deputy Under-Secretary of State, FO, 1966-69, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, FCO, and finally Head of the Diplomatic Service, 1969-73. He died in 2000.

He was made GCMG 1972 (KCMG 1967; CMG 1960); OBE (military) 1941.


1 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



Greenhill, Denis, Lord Greenhill of Harrow

Finding aid date

2002-03-12 13:25:10+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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