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Extract from memoirs: Sir Donald Logan, 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 62

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2002


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

Donald Logan was born 25 August 1917, the son of the late Arthur Alfred Logan and Louise Anne Bradley; he was educated at Solihull, and in 1957 married Irène Jocelyne Angèle, daughter of Robert Everts (Belgian Ambassador at Madrid, 1932-1939) and Alexandra Comnène; one son two daughters.

After becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1939, Logan served during the war of 1939-1945 in positions including: Major, RA; British Army Staff, Washington [United States], 1942-1943; Germany, 1945. After the war he joined the Foreign (subsequently Diplomatic) Service, in December 1945, and his diplomatic career included: Foreign Office, 1945-1947; HM Embassy, Tehran [Iran], 1947-1951; Foreign Office, 1951-1953; Assistant Political Agent, Kuwait, 1953-1955; Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs [John Selwyn-Lloyd], 1956-1958; HM Embassy, Washington, 1958-1960; HM Ambassador to Guinea, 1960-1962; Foreign Office, 1962-1964; Information Counsellor, British Embassy, Paris [France] 1964-1970; Ambassador to Bulgaria, 1970-1973; Deputy Permanent UK Representative to NATO, 1973-1975; Ambassador and Permanent Leader, UK Delegation to UN Conference on Law of the Sea, 1976-1977; Leader, UK delegation to Conference on Marine Living Resources of Antarctica, Buenos Aires [Argentina] and Canberra [Australia], 1978-1980. Logan died on 23 October 2009.

Logan was awarded the CMG in 1965, and the KCMG in 1977.


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Related Materials

See also comments by Logan on the Suez crisis (MISC 30).


Logan, Sir Donald Arthur

Finding aid date

2002-11-05 08:49:12+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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