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Transcript of interview: Sir Nicholas Henderson, 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 32

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 1998


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

Nicholas Henderson was born 1 April 1919, the son of Professor Sir Hubert Henderson; he was educated at Stowe School and Hertford College, Oxford (Honorary Fellow 1975). In 1951 he married Mary Barber (née Cawadias) (OBE 1988).

Henderson's diplomatic career included: Ministry of War Transport 1940; Office of the Minister Resident at Cairo 1942; Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1944; Second Secretary Washington [United States] 1947; Athens [Greece] 1949; Foreign Office 1950; First Secretary (Inf.) Vienna [Austria] 1953; First Secretary and Consul Santiago 1956; Foreign Office 1959: Counsellor 1962; Head of Northern Department 1963; Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1963; Minister Madrid [Spain] 1965; Ambassador at Warsaw [Poland] 1969; Ambassador at Bonn [Germany] 1972; Ambassador at Paris [France] 1975; Ambassador at Washington 1979-82.

He was awarded the GCMG in 1977 (KCMG 1972; CMG 1965); and the KCVO in 1991. He died in March 2009.


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