Oliver Wright

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Sir John Oliver Wright GCMG GCVO DSC (6 March 1922 – 1 September 2009) was a British diplomat.[1]

Early life[edit]

Wright was born on 6 March 1921. He was educated at Solihull School and later Christ's College, Cambridge although his studies were interrupted by World War II. He served in the Royal Naval Reserve (1941-45) and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Following his service he took and passed the Foreign Office exam, thus was accepted to Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service.

Diplomatic career[edit]

Wright's career as a Diplomat was a highly distinguished one:

Styles and Honours[edit]

Offices held[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Ian Samuel
Principal Private Secretary
to the Foreign Secretary

1963
Succeeded by
Sir Nicholas Henderson
Preceded by
Sir John Henniker-Major
British Ambassador
to Denmark

1966-1969
Succeeded by
Sir Murray MacLehose
Preceded by
Sir Nicholas Henderson
British Ambassador
to West Germany

1975-1981
Succeeded by
Sir John Taylor
Preceded by
Sir Nicholas Henderson
British Ambassador
to the United States

1982-1986
Succeeded by
Sir Antony Acland

References[edit]

  1. ^ A & C Black (2009). "WRIGHT, Sir (John) Oliver". Who Was Who, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2012-05-02.