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Transcript of interview: Sir Ewen Fergusson, 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 35

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

Ewen Fergusson was born 28 October 1932, elder son of the late Sir Ewen MacGregor Field Fergusson; he was educated at Rugby School and Oriel College, Oxford (MA; Honorary Fellow, 1988). In 1959 he married Sara Carolyn, daughter of the late Brigadier-General Lord Esmé Gordon Lennox, KCVO, CMG, DSO and widow of William Andrew Montgomery-Cuninghame, 11th Baronet.

Fergusson joined the Foreign (later Diplomatic) Service in 1956. His career included: Assistant Private Secretary to Minister of Defence, 1957-59; British Embassy, Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], 1960; Foreign Office, 1963; British Trade Development Office, New York [United States], 1967; Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Office of UK Permanent Representative to European Communities, 1972-75; Private Secretary to Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary 1975-78; Assistant Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1978-82; Ambassador to South Africa, 1982-84; Deputy Under-Secretary of State (Middle East and Africa), FCO, 1984-87; Ambassador to France, 1987-92.

He was awarded the GCMG in 1993 (KCMG 1987); GCVO 1992. Sir Ewen died on 20 April 2017.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Fergusson, Sir Ewen Alastair John, 1932-2017, Knight, diplomat

Finding aid date

2002-04-23 16:57:51+00:00

Repository Details

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