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Transcript of interview: John Hutson, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 5

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 1996


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

John Hutson was born 21 October 1927, the son of John Hutson and Jean Greenlees Laird; in 1954 he married 1954, Doris Kemp. He was educated at Hamilton Academy, then Glasgow University. (MA (Hons). MIL 1987.

After serving in the Forces, 1949-51, Hutson entered the Foreign Office in 1951. His positions included: Third Secretary, Prague [Czechoslovakia], 1953; FO, 1955; Second Secretary, Berlin [Berlin], 1956; Saigon [Vietnam], 1959; First Secretary, 1961; Consul (Commercial) San Francisco [United States], 1963-67; First Secretary and Head of Chancery, Sofia [Bulgaria], 1967-69; FCO, 1969; Counsellor, 1970; Baghdad [Iraq], 1971-72; Inspector, FCO, 1972-74; Head, Communications Operations Department, FCO, 1974-76; Counsellor (Commercial), Moscow [Soviet Union], 1976-79; Consul-General, Frankfurt [Germany], 1979-83; Consul-General, Casablanca [Morocco], 1984-87.

Hutson was awarded the OBE in 1966.


1 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



Hutson, John Whiteford

Finding aid date

2002-03-13 16:52:06+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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