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Transcript of interview: Sir Anthony Parsons, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 10

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

Anthony Parsons was born 9 September 1922, the son of the late Colonel H. A. J. Parsons, MC. He was educated at King’s School, Canterbury and Balliol College, Oxford (Hon. Fellow 1984); he married Sheila Emily Baird in 1948.

After serving in the forces, 1940-54, Parsons's career included: Assistant Military Attaché, Baghdad [Iraq], 1952-54; Foreign Office, 1954-55; HM Embassy: Ankara [Turkey], 1955-59; Amman [Jordan], 1959-60; Cairo [Egypt], 1960-61; FO, 1961-64; HM Embassy, Khartoum [Sudan], 1964-65; Political Agent, Bahrain, 1965-69; Counsellor, UK Mission to UN, New York [United States], 1969-71; Under-Secretary, FCO, 1971-74; Ambassador to Iran, 1974-79; FCO, 1979; UK Permanent Representative to UN, 1979-82; Special Adviser to Prime Minister on foreign affairs, 1982-83. He died in 1996.

He was awarded the GCMG 1982 (KCMG 1975; CMG 1969); LVO 1965; MC 1945.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Parsons, Sir Anthony Derrick

Finding aid date

2002-03-19 16:55:56+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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