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Transcript of interview: Herbert Tucker, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 11

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

Herbert Tucker was born 4 December 1925, the only son of the late Francis Tucker and late Mary Ann Tucker; he was educated at Queen Elizabeth’s, Lincolnshire, and Rossington Main, Yorkshire; in 1948, he married Mary Stewart Dunlop.

After working on the Western Morning News, Sheffield Telegraph, Nottingham Journal and Daily Telegraph, 1944-51, and the Treasury Economic Information Unit, 1948-49, Tucker joined the Foreign Office, later Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in 1951, working as head of the editorial section in the Information Research Department until 1974. During his subsequent diplomatic career, he served as: Counsellor (Information) and Director, British Information Services, Canberra [Australia], 1974-78; Consul-General, Vancouver, [Canada] 1979-83; Disarmament Information Coordinator, FCO, 1983-84.

He was awarded the OBE in 1965. Tucker died in August 1996.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Tucker, Herbert Harold

Finding aid date

2002-03-20 16:54:44+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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