Roger Stevens (diplomat)
Stevens was born 8 June 1906. He was eductaed at Wellington College and Queen's College, Oxford. He married his first wife, Constance Hallam Hipwell (died 1976), in 1931, and they later had a son, Bryan Constant Sebastian Bentham Stevens. His second wife was Jane Chandler (née Irving), whom he married in 1977. He died on 20 February 1980, and she deposited his papers in the Churchill Archives, University of Cambridge in 1984.
In 1951 he was appointed British Ambassador to Sweden, then in 1954, British Ambassador to Persia. He wrote two books on Persia, The Land of the Great Sophy (1962) and First View of Persia (1964), and continued to contribute to academic journals on the same subject in later life. In 1958 he returned to London as Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, until 1963.
- Advisor to First Secretary of State on Central Africa, 1963–1970
- Chairman of Yorkshire and Humberside Economic Planning Council, 1965–1970,
- Panel of Inquiry into Greater London Development Plan member, 1970–1972,
- Chairman of the Committee on Mineral Planning Control, 1972–1974,
- United Nations Administrative Tribunal (UNAT) member, 1972–1977.
- D. Wright (1981) Iran, Vol. 19, pp. iii–iv Sir Roger Stevens, G.C.M.G.
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