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Transcript of interview: Sir Graham Fry, 2016

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 151

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2016


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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

Graham Fry was born on 20 December 1949, son of Wing Commander Richard Holbrook Fry and Marjorie Fry. He was educated at Brasenose College, University of Oxford (BA 1972), and in 1977 married (1st), Mayko Iida (marriage dissolved 1991), having two sons, and (2nd) in 1994, Toyoko Ando.

Fry entered the Diplomatic Service in 1972, and his career included the following posts: Third, later Second, Secretary, Tokyo, 1974-78; seconded to Invest in Britain Bureau, Department of Industry, 1979-80; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1981-83; First Secretary, Paris [France], 1983-87; FCO, 1987-88; Political Counsellor, Tokyo, 1989-93; Head, Far Eastern Department, later Far Eastern and Pacific Department, FCO, 1993-95; Director, Northern Asia and Pacific, FCO, 1995-98; High Commissioner, Malaysia, 1998-2001; Deputy Under-Secretary of State, FCO, 2001-03; Director General, Economic, FCO, 2003-04; Ambassador to Japan, 2004-08.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Fry, Sir Graham Holbrook, b 1949, Knight, diplomat

Finding aid date

2016-08-31 13:23:31.917000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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