The Papers of Sir Geoffrey Jackson
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- 1940 - 1988
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Jackson entered the Foreign Service in 1937 and his diplomatic career included the following positions: Vice-Consul at first Beirut [Lebanon], then Cairo [Egypt] and finally Baghdad [Iraq] (1937-46); Acting Consul-General, Basra (1946); 1st Secretary at Bogotá [Colombia] (1946-50), then Berne [Switzerland], (1954-56); Minister at Honduras (1956), then Ambassador to Honduras, (1957-60); Consul-General, Seattle [United States] (1960-64); Senior British Trade Commissioner in Ontario, Canada (1964); Minister (Commercial), Toronto (1965-69); Ambassador to Uruguay (1969-72), during which time Jackson was kidnapped by terrorists and held prisoner for 8 months, from January to September 1971; Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1973).
Following his retirement from the diplomatic service, Jackson became Chairman of the BBC Advisory Group on the Social Effects of Television (1975-77) and was a member of the BBC General Advisory Council (1976-80). Jackson was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1963, and became a Knight Commander of the Order (KCMG) in 1971. He died on 1 October 1987.
Publications: The Oven-Bird (1972); People’s Prison (1973); Surviving the Long Night (1974); Concorde Diplomacy (1981).
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