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

1888–1893
Succeeded by
Frederick Robert St John