David Scott Fox

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Sir David Scott Fox KCMG (20 June 1910 – 25 January 1985) was a British diplomat and writer.


David Scott Fox (Scott Fox is a double-barrelled surname) was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, before entering the Diplomatic Service in 1934.

He served in Berlin and Prague before the Second World War. During 1945–47 he was a Foreign Office representative at the Nuremberg Trials of the major Nazi war criminals; then went to Japan to assist in setting up a similar trial.

Later after postings in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and at the United Nations, he was Minister to Romania[1] and Ambassador to Chile[2] and Finland.[3]

On his retirement he was part-time Special Representative of the Foreign Secretary 1970–75.



  1. ^ "No. 41748". The London Gazette. 23 June 1959. p. 4098. 
  2. ^ "No. 42519". The London Gazette. 21 November 1961. p. 8445. 
  3. ^ "No. 44200". The London Gazette. 16 December 1966. p. 13615. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alan Dudley
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Bucharest
Succeeded by
Dalton Murray
Preceded by
Ivor Pink
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Santiago
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Mason
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Lambert
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Helsinki
Succeeded by
Bernard Ledwidge