Ronald Ian Campbell

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Sir Ronald Ian Campbell GCMG CB PC (7 June 1890 – 22 April 1983)[1] was a British diplomat.

Campbell was the second son of Sir Guy Campbell, 3rd Baronet (see Campbell baronets), by Nina, daughter of Frederick Lehmann. He was educated at Eton and graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1912 with a Bachelor of Arts. In 1939, Campbell was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia,[2] a post he held until 1941 when he became Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (deputy head of mission) at Washington, D.C., until 1944.[3] He became Assistant Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office in 1945, and served as the United Kingdom's ambassador to Egypt from 1946 to 1950.[4][5] He was invested as a Privy Counsellor in 1950.


  1. ^ "Sir Ronald Campbell". The Times. London, England. 23 April 1983. p. 10 – via The Times Digital Archive 1785–2008. 
  2. ^ "no. 34799". The London Gazette. 23 February 1940. p. 1100. 
  3. ^ "no. 35309". The London Gazette. 14 October 1941. p. 5960. 
  4. ^ "no. 37677". The London Gazette. 6 August 1946. p. 3990. 
  5. ^ "Previous Ambassadors". UK in Egypt: The official website for the British Embassy in Egypt. Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Ronald H. Campbell
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Majesty the King of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by
Sir George Rendel
Preceded by
Sir Miles Lampson
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Cairo
Succeeded by
Sir Ralph Stevenson