Robert George Howe

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Sir Robert George Howe GBE KCMG (born Derby, England, 19 September 1893, died 22 June 1981) was a British diplomat who served as Governor-General of the Sudan from 1947 to 1954.

Education[edit]

Howe was educated at Derby School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Career[edit]

  • Third Secretary at British Embassy, Copenhagen, 1920
  • Second Secretary, Copenhagen, 1920–1922
  • Second Secretary, Belgrade, 1922–1924
  • Second Secretary, Rio de Janeiro, 1924–1926
  • First Secretary, Rio de Janeiro, 1926
  • First Secretary, Bucharest, 1926–1929
  • Foreign Office, 1930–1934
  • Acting Counsellor at Peking, 1934–1936
  • Counsellor, Peking, 1936
  • British Minister in Riga, 1940–1942
  • British Minister in Abyssinia, 1942–45
  • Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 1945
  • Governor-General of the Sudan, 1947–1954
  • retired from Diplomatic Service, 1955
  • Justice of the Peace, Cornwall, 1955–1968

Family[edit]

In 1919, Howe married Loveday Mary Hext (who died in 1970), and they had one son.

Honours[edit]

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