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Transcript of interview: Charles Crawford, 2008

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 117

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2008


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

Charles Crawford was born 22 May 1954, son of Graham and Edith Crawford. He was educated at St Alban’s School, then studied law at St John's College, University of Oxford (1976), taking his Bar exams at Lincoln's Inn (1977) and taking an MA at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston (1979). In 1990 he married Helen Walsh, having two sons (one deceased).

Crawford entered the Diplomatic Service in 1979, and his career included the following: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (South East Asia Department), 1979-80; 2nd, then 1st Secretary, Belgrade [Yugoslavia, later Serbia], 1981-84; FCO speechwriter, 1985-87; 1st Secretary, Pretoria and Cape Town [South Africa], 1987-91; FCO (Soviet, then Eastern Department), 1991-93; Political Counsellor, Moscow [Soviet Union], 1993-96; Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1996-98; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard [United States], 1998-99; Deputy Political Director, FCO, 1999-2000; Director (South East Europe), FCO, 2000; Ambassador to Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, [subsequently Serbia and Montenegro then Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo], 2001-03; Ambassador to Poland, 2003-07.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Crawford, Charles Graham, b 1954, diplomat

Finding aid date

2009-04-27 10:20:32.883000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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