Transcript of interview: John Buist, 2008
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Buist career included the following posts: Assistant Principal, Colonial Office, 1952-54; seconded to Kenya Government, 1954-56; Principal, Colonial Office, 1956-61; Department of Technical Co-operation, 1961-62; British High Commission, Dar-es-Salaam [Tanzania], 1962-64; Consultant on Administration, East African Common Services Organisation/Community, 1964-69; Secretary, Commission on East African Co-operation and related bodies, 1966-69; Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Development, 1966-73; Head of South Asia Department, Ministry of Overseas Development, 1973-76; Under-Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Overseas Development Administration), 1976-90. Buist died on 27 October 2012.
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