John Hughes (British diplomat)

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Dr. Edgar John Hughes (born 27 July 1947) is a British diplomat, the former British Ambassador to Argentina.[1]

Born in South Wales, Hughes went to the London School of Economics. He went on to receive his masters degree from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and his PhD from Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Hughes joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1973, and has since specialised primarily in American affairs, serving in Santiago, Chile; in Washington, D.C., in the United States; and in Oslo, Norway.

In 2000, Hughes was appointed HM Ambassador to Caracas (Venezuela), where he served until 2003. He was then appointed HM Ambassador to Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2004, and in 2005 as concurrent non-resident HM Ambassador to Asunción (Paraguay).

Hughes is married to Lynne Evans, by whom he has two children, Owain and Alexander.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CV - http://ukinargentina.fco.gov.uk/en/our-offices-in-argentina/our-ambassador/
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Richard Denys Wilkinson
British Ambassador to Venezuela
2000–2003
Succeeded by
Donald Lamont
Preceded by
Sir Robin Christopher
British Ambassador to Argentina
2004–2008
Succeeded by
Shan Morgan
Preceded by
Unknown
British Ambassador to Paraguay
non-resident
2005–2008
Succeeded by
Shan Morgan