Transcript of interview: Sir Brian Crowe, 2003
Scope and Contents
Also includes two articles by Crowe: "A common European foreign policy after Iraq?" (International Affairs, 2003) and "EU-US Relations and the Implications of Iraq" (American Diplomacy, 2003).
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Biographical / Historical
Brian Crowe was born on 5 January 1938, the son of Eric Crowe and Virginia Crowe. He was educated at Sherborne School, then Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining a 1st Class degree in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics). In 1969 he married Virginia Willis, having two sons.
Crowe joined the Foreign Office in 1961 and his career included: Moscow [Soviet Union], (1962-64); London, (1965-67); Aden [Adan, Yemen], (1967); Washington [United States], (1968-73); Bonn [Germany], (1973-76); Counsellor and Head of Policy Planning Staff, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (1976-78); Head of Chancery, UK Permanent Representation to EEC, Brussels [Belgium], (1979-81); Counsellor and Head of EEC Department (External), FCO, (1982-84); Minister, Commercial, Washington, (1985-89); Ambassador to Austria, (1989-92); Economic Director (Deputy Under-Secretary of State), FCO, (1992-94); Director General for External Relations, Council of the European Union, (1994-2002). Sir Brian Crowe died on 23 March 2020.
Language of Materials
Crowe, Sir Brian Lee, 1938-2020, Knight, diplomat
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