Alan Donald

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Sir

Alan Donald

United Kingdom Ambassador to China
In office
26 May 1988 – 1991
Preceded bySir Richard Evans
Succeeded bySir Robin McLaren
Personal details
Born(1931-05-05)5 May 1931
Inverurie, Scotland
Died14 July 2018(2018-07-14) (aged 87)
Kent, England
NationalityScottish
Spouse(s)Janet H. T. Blood (m. 1958)[1]
Children4 sons[1]
Alma materTrinity Hall, Cambridge
Occupationdiplomat

Sir Alan Ewen Donald KCMG (5 May 1931 – 14 July 2018)[2] was a British diplomat who was the United Kingdom ambassador to Indonesia and China.

Early life and education[edit]

Donald was born on 5 May 1931 in Inverurie, Scotland to Robert T. Donald and Louise Turner.[1] He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, Fettes College, then Trinity Hall, Cambridge (BA, LLM).

Career[edit]

Personal[edit]

Donald married Janet Hilary Therese Blood in 1958, and they had four sons.

Honours[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Europa Publications (2003). The International Who's Who 2004. Psychology Press. p. 443. ISBN 978-1-8574-3217-6.
  2. ^ OBITUARY Sir Alan Donald
  3. ^ "No. 47476". The London Gazette. 28 February 1978. p. 2598.
  4. ^ "No. 47596". The London Gazette. 20 July 1978. p. 8701.
  5. ^ "No. 47514". The London Gazette. 17 April 1978. p. 4685.
  6. ^ "No. 51365". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 June 1988. p. 4.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Richard Evans
British Ambassador to China
1988–1991
Succeeded by
Sir Robin McLaren