Edited memoir: Sir Herbert Keeble, 2001
Scope and Contents
The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
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
Herbert Keeble was born 18 September 1922, the son of Herbert Keeble and Gertrude Keeble, BEM; he was educated at Clacton County High School and London University. In 1947 he married Margaret Fraser.
After serving in the Armed Forces, 1942-47, Keeble entered the Foreign (subsequently Diplomatic) Service in 1947. His career included: Jakarta [Indonesia], 1947-49; Foreign Office, 1949-51; Berlin [Germany] 1951-54; Washington [United States], 1954-58; Foreign Office, 1958-63; Counsellor and Head of European Economic Organisations Department, 1963-65; Counsellor (Commercial), Berne [Switzerland], 1965-68; Minister, Canberra [Australia] 1968-71; Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1971-73; HM Ambassador, German Democratic Republic, 1974-76; Deputy Under Secretary of State (Chief Clerk), FCO, 1976-78; Ambassador at Moscow [Soviet Union], 1978-82; Special Adviser, House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, 1985-86.
His honours and awards include: GCMG 1982 (KCMG 1978; CMG 1970). He died in December 2008.
Language of Materials
Keeble, Sir Herbert Ben Curtis
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