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Transcript of interview: Sir David Gore-Booth, 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 49

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 1999


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

David Gore-Booth was born 15 May 1943, the twin son of the late Baron Gore-Booth, GCMG, KCVO; he was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford (MA Hons). In 1964 he married 1st, Jillian Sarah (née Valpy) (marriage dissolved 1970); one son; 2nd, 1977, Mary Elisabeth Janet (née Muirhead).

Gore-Booth entered the Foreign Office in 1964, and his career included: Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, 1964; Third Secretary, Baghdad [Iraq], 1966; Third, later Second Secretary, Lusaka, 1967; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1969; Second Secretary, Tripoli, 1969; FCO, 1971; First Secretary, UK Permanent Representation to European Communities, Brussels [Belgium], 1974; Assistant Head of Financial Relations Department, FCO, 1978; Counsellor, Jedda [Saudi Arabia], 1980; Counsellor and Head of Chancery, UK Mission to UN, New York [United States], 1983; Head of Policy Planning Staff, FCO, 1987; Assistant Under Secretary of State (Middle East), FCO, 1989; Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1993; High Commissioner, New Delhi, 1996-98.

His honours include: KCMG 1997 (CMG 1990); KCVO 1997. He died in October 2004.


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External Documents


Gore-Booth, Hon Sir David Alwyn

Finding aid date

2002-05-16 09:22:28+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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