Transcript of interview: Charles Crawford, 2008
Scope and Contents
The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
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], 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, 2001-03; Ambassador to Poland, 2003-07.
Language of Materials
Crawford, Charles Graham, b 1954, diplomat
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