John Gordon Doubleday

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John Gordon Doubleday
Born 27 November 1920 (1920-11-27)
Died 27 April 1982 (1982-04-28) (aged 61)
Occupation British diplomat

John Gordon Doubleday OBE (1920–1982) was a British diplomat who was ambassador to Liberia.[1]


Doubleday was educated at Bedford School and at St John's College, Cambridge. After service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, and then service in the Colonial Administrative Service in Northern Rhodesia between 1949 and 1965, he entered the British Diplomatic Service in 1965. He was Deputy High Commissioner to the Bahamas between 1973 and 1976 and to Sri Lanka between 1976 and 1978, before serving as Ambassador to Liberia between 1978 and 1980.[2] He was appointed OBE in the 1975 Birthday Honours.[3]


  1. ^ "No. 47656". The London Gazette. 3 October 1978. p. 11773. 
  2. ^ "Doubleday, John Gordon". Who Was Who. 1 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "No. 46593". The London Gazette (Supplement). 6 June 1975. p. 7386. 

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John Reiss
British Ambassador to Liberia
Succeeded by
Dougal Reid