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Transcript of interview: William Fullerton, 2016

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 153

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2016

Conditions Governing Access

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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

William Fullerton was born 11 Feb 1939, son of Major Arthur Hugh Theodore Francis Fullerton, RAMC, and of Mary (née Parker). He was educated at Cheltenham College and Queens’ College, University of Cambridge (taking an MA in Oriental Languages). In 1968, he married Arlene Jacobowitz, having one daughter.

After a spell with Shell International Petroleum Company in Uganda, 1963-65, Fullerton joined the Foreign Office in 1965, and his career included the following; MECAS, Shemlan, Lebanon, 1965-66; Information Officer, Jeddah [Saudi Arabia], 1966-67; UK Mission to United Nations, New York [United States], 1967; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1968-70; Head of Chancery, Kingston, Jamaica (also accredited to Haiti), 1970-73; Ankara [Turkey], 1973-77; FCO, 1977-80; Counsellor (Economic and Commercial), 1980-83 and Consul-General, 1981-83, Islamabad [Pakistan]; Ambassador to Somalia, 1983-87; on loan to MoD, 1987-88; Governor of the Falkland Islands, and Commissioner for South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, 1988-92; High Commissioner, British Antarctic Territory, 1988-89; Ambassador to Kuwait, 1992-96; Ambassador to Morocco and Mauritania, 1996-99.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Fullerton, William Hugh, b 1939, diplomat

Finding aid date

2017-01-12 12:07:33.497000+00:00

Repository Details

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