T. Ifor Rees

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Dr T. Ifor Rees
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Born Thomas Ifor Rees
16 February 1890
'Bronceiro', Rhydypennau, Cardiganshire, Wales
Died 11 February 1977(1977-02-11) (aged 86)
Nationality Wales Welsh
Education Rhydypennau Board School; Ardwyn Grammar School
Alma mater University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
Occupation diplomat and author
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Phillips (1890–1961)
  • Morfudd Rhys
  • Ceredig Rhys
  • Nest Rhys
  • Geraint Rhys
Parent(s) John Thomas Rees (1857–1949) and Elizabeth Davies (1857–1937)

Dr Thomas Ifor Rees C.M.G. (16 February 1890 – 11 February 1977) was a Welsh diplomat, author and translator. Born Thomas Ifor Rees at 'Bronceiro' near the hamlet of Rhydypennau in Cardiganshire, Wales,[1] he served as Britain's first Ambassador to Bolivia from 1947 until his retirement in 1949.

He was the author of a number of travel books in Welsh and English, such as In and around the valley of Mexico (1953), Sajama (1960) and Illimani (1964). His translations include a Welsh translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, published in Mexico City in 1939.


  1. ^ Anon, 'Arddangosfa o fywyd a gwaith y Dr T. Ifor Rees C.M.G. (1890–1977)', Y Tincer: Papur Bro Genau'r-glyn, Melindwr, Tirymynach, Trefeurig a'r Borth, Rhif , Tachwedd 2004, p. 11.

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