Thomas Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges

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Thomas Edward Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges, GCMG (born 27 November 1927) is a Peer and retired British Diplomat.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bridges was born on 27 November 1927 to Edward Bridges, the Cabinet Secretary. One grandfather was Robert Bridges, the Poet Laureate. He was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford.

Career[edit]

He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1951. He is best known for being HM Ambassador to Italy from 1983 to 1987 following postings to, amongst others, West Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and Washington, D.C.. He now sits as a cross-bench Peer in the House of Lords,[2] although he has been on leave of absence from March 2011 to May 2015.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bridges married the late Rachel Mary Bunbury (1926–2005), youngest daughter of Sir Henry Noel Bunbury KCB. They have three children:

Conservative peer Lord Bridges of Headley is his nephew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A & C Black (2012). "BRIDGES, 2nd Baron". Who's Who 2012, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Lord Bridges". House of Lords website. UK parliament. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Ineligible members of the House of Lords". House of Lords website. UK parliament. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  4. ^ A & C Black (2012). "BRIDGES, Hon. Mark Thomas". Who's Who 2012, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 

Offices held[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Ronald Arculus
HM Ambassador to Italy
1983–1987
Succeeded by
Sir Derek Thomas
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Ettingdene Bridges
Baron Bridges
1969–present
Succeeded by
Current Incumbent