Charles Scott (ambassador)

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Sir Charles Stewart Scott, GCB, GCMG, PC (17 March 1838 – 26 April 1924) was a British diplomat.

Scott was educated at Cheltenham College. He started his career as attaché at Paris (1859); transferred to Dresden (1859) and Copenhagen (1862); promoted to be a 3rd secretary at Copenhagen (1863); transferred to Madrid (1865) and Berne (1866); promoted to be a 2nd secretary at Mexico (1866); transferred to Lisbon (1868), Stuttgart (1871), Munich (1872), Vienna (1873), St Petersburg (1874), and Darmstadt (1877); secretary of legation at Coburg (1879); from 1877 to 1883 repeatedly acting chargé d'affaires at Darmstadt and in 1881 at Stuttgart; promoted to be a secretary of embassy at Berlin (1883-1893); promoted to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation;[1] transferred to Copenhagen (1893-1898); from 1898 to 1904 he was British ambassador to Imperial Russia.

In the 1899 Birthday Honours, Scott was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB).[2]

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  1. ^ "No. 25827". The London Gazette. 15 June 1888. p. 3310. 
  2. ^ "No. 11101". The Edinburgh Gazette. 13 June 1899. p. 589. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Francis Ottiwell Adams
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
to the Swiss Confederation

Succeeded by
Frederick Robert St John