Antony Acland

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For the Jesuit, see Anthony Acland (Jesuit). For the British Army officer, see Sir Antony Guy Acland, 5th Baronet.
Sir Antony Acland in the robes of a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter

Sir Antony Arthur Acland KG GCMG GCVO (born 12 March 1930) is a British diplomat.[1]

The second son of Peter Acland and Bridget Susan Barnett, he was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, gaining an MA degree in 1956.

From 1975 to 1977, he was British Ambassador to Luxembourg. Head of the Diplomatic Service (Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office) between 1982 and 1986, Acland was then Ambassador to Washington (United States) from 1986 to 1991 under Margaret Thatcher. He was created Provost of Eton College in 1991 and retired in 2000.

Acland was a member of the Founding Council of the Rothermere American Institute, helping to raise funds for the Institute's building and library.

He became a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1986, a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1991 and a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 2001. He became Chancellor of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1994.[2]

He has been married twice; first in 1956 and again in 1987, his first wife having died in 1984. He has two sons and a daughter by his first marriage.

Arms of Antony Acland
Coat of Arms of Antony Arthur Acland.svg
Notes
Knight since 1986
Crest
Upon a hand Argent and Sable, a falcon Argent.
Torse
Mantling Argent and Sable.
Escutcheon
Chequy Argent and sable a fess Gules in chief a five rays star Argent.
Orders
The Order of the Garter circlet.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A & C Black (2012). "ACLAND, Sir Antony (Arthur)". Who's Who 2012, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Court Circular". Independent. 10 June 1994. 
  3. ^ Anthony Acland's banner of arms image, Heraldic Sculptor. Retrieved 20 December 2013
  4. ^ Banner image. St George-Windsor. Retrieved 20 December 2013
  5. ^ Anthony Acland's crest image. Retrieved 20 December 2013

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir John Graham
Principal Private Secretary
to the Foreign Secretary

1972–1975
Succeeded by
Sir Stephen Barrett
Preceded by
John Roper
British Ambassador
to Luxembourg

1975–1977
Succeeded by
Patrick, The Lord Wright of Richmond
Preceded by
Sir Michael Palliser
Permanent Secretary,
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

1982–1986
Succeeded by
Patrick, The Lord Wright of Richmond
Preceded by
Sir Oliver Wright
British Ambassador
to the United States

1986–1991
Succeeded by
Robin, The Lord Renwick of Clifton
Academic offices
Preceded by
Martin, The Lord Charteris of Amisfield
Provost of Eton
1991–2000
Succeeded by
Sir Eric Anderson
Order of precedence in England and Wales
Preceded by
Sir William Gladstone, Bt
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir John Major
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Order of precedence in Scotland
Preceded by
Sir William Gladstone, Bt
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir John Major
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Order of precedence in Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Sir William Gladstone, Bt
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir John Major
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter