Patrick Dean

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Patrick Dean
Patrick Dean meeting with Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House, 1965
Born Patrick Henry Dean
(1909-03-16)16 March 1909
Berlin, Germany
Died (1994-11-05)November 5, 1994
Kingston, Surrey
Occupation Barrister, Ambassador
Language English
Nationality British Subject,
Education Rugby School, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Lincoln's Inn
Spouse Patricia Wallace Jackson
Children Two sons

Sir Patrick Henry Dean, GCMG (16 March 1909 – 5 November 1994)[1] was Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations from 1960 to 1964 and British Ambassador to the United States from 1965 to 1969. He was also a Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.[2]

Early life and background[edit]

Patrick Henry Dean was born in Berlin, Germany to Henry Roy Dean, (1879–1961), a professor of Pathology at the University of Cambridge, and his wife, Irene Wilson (1875–1959), the daughter of Charles Arthur Wilson. Henry Roy Dean was a member of the MacCormac family and was the maternal grandson of Dr Henry MacCormac and the nephew of Sir William MacCormac. After education at Cambridge, he was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn, and he attempted to secure a career at the Bar in London, but was unsuccessful, and as a result he joined the Civil Service. He became a legal adviser to the Foreign office, and was apparently successful in this, and at a late stage in his career became British Ambassador to Washington. The latter stages of his life, however, were overshadowed by the ruining of his reputation as a result of the disclosure that he had been a prime mover in the repatriation to Russia of the Cossack prisoners of war, the result of which was their liquidation by the Stalin regime.[3]


  1. ^ "DEAN, Sir Patrick (Henry)". Who Was Who. A & C Black. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  2. ^ Saul Kelly; Anthony Gorst (eds.). Whitehall and the Suez Crisis. 
  3. ^ Christopher Storey QC
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Lord Harlech
British Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
John Freeman