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Transcript of interview: Sir Terence Clark, 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 64

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2002


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

Terence Clark was born 19 June 1934, the son of Joseph Clark and Mary Clark. He was educated at Thomas Parmiter’s, London, and in 1960 married Lieselotte Rosa Marie Müller; they have two sons and one daughter.

While on his National Service with the RAF (1953-55), Clark was attached to the School of Slavonic Studies, Cambridge, and joined the Foreign Service in 1955. His postings included: Middle Eastern Centre for Arab Studies, (1956-57); Bahrain, (1957-58); Amman [Jordan], (1958-60); Casablanca [Morocco], (1961-62); Foreign Office, (1962-65); Assistant Political Agent, Dubai, (1965-68); Belgrade [Yugoslavia, later Serbia], (1969-71); Head of Chancery, Muscat [Masqat, Oman], (1972-73); Assistant Head of Middle East Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (1974-76); Counsellor (Press and Information), Bonn [Germany], (1976-79); Chargé d’Affaires, Tripoli [Libya], (February-March 1981); Counsellor, Belgrade, (1979-82); Deputy Leader of the UK Delegation to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe, Madrid [Spain], (1982-83); Head of Information Department, FCO, (1983-85); Ambassador to Iraq, (1985-89); Ambassador to Oman, (1990-94).

Clark's honours include: KBE 1990; CMG 1985; CVO 1978. He has published The Saluqi: coursing hound of the East (1995) and articles on Salukis and coursing in magazines.


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External Documents


Clark, Sir Terence Joseph

Finding aid date

2003-04-09 11:39:41+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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