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Transcript of interview: Sir Denis Wright, 2000

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 67

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates

  • 2000

Creator

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

Denis Wright was born 23 March 1911, the son of A. E. Wright of Hong Kong, and Margery Hepworth Chapman, of York. He was educated at Brentwood School, then St Edmund Hall, Oxford (Honorary Fellow 1972), and in 1939 married Iona Craig, of Bolney, Sussex; they have no children.

After working as Assistant Advertising Manager to Gallaher and Company (Tobacco Manufacturers), between 1935 and 1939, Wright was employed from the outbreak of war in the Diplomatic service. His career included: Vice-Consul on economic warfare work at Constantza [Romania], (1939-41); Vice-Consul-in-charge at Trebizond [Turkey], (1941-43); Acting-Consul-in-charge, Mersin [Turkey], (1943-45); First Secretary (Commercial), Belgrade [Yugoslavia, later Serbia], (1946-48); Superintending Trade Consul at Chicago for Middle-Western Region of United States, (1949-51); Head of Economic Relations Department in the Foreign Office, (1951-53); appointed Chargé d’Affaires, Tehran [Iran], on resumption of diplomatic relations with Persia, (December 1953); Counsellor, Tehran, (1954-55); Assistant Under-Secretary, FO, (1955-59); Ambassador to Ethiopia, (1959-62); Assistant Under-Secretary, FO, (1962); Ambassador to Iran, (1963-71). He died in May 2005.

Extent

1 file(s)

Language of Materials

English

Originator(s)

Wright, Sir Denis Arthur Hepworth

Finding aid date

2003-12-09 14:02:26.280000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Contact:
Churchill Archives Centre
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