Trevor Pyman

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Trevor Pyman
Born 1917
Died 2 April 1995
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Occupation Public servant, diplomat

Trevor Ashmore Pyman (1917 – 2 April 1995) was an Australian diplomat.

Pyman was educated at Caulfield Grammar School, where he was dux of his school.[1] He then obtained his Bachelor of Arts from and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne in 1938 and 1940 respectively.[2][3] Pyman announced his engagement to Margaret Haddon Hall in March 1942.[4] The two were married in August that year.[5]

Pyman joined the Australian Diplomatic Service in 1944, and during his fourteen-year period in the ADS he worked with Dr H.V. Evatt as part of the Australian Delegation to form the United Nations. He later worked as Australia's Acting High Commissioner to Ottawa, Canada, and as Head of Chancery and Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C.. While in Washington he also served as one of Australia's representatives to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

His article "The United Nations Secretary-Generalship" was published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs in 1961.[6][7]


  1. ^ "New Barristers Admitted". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic. 4 September 1945. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "Degrees and Diplomas". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic. 11 April 1938. p. 4. 
  3. ^ "Degrees conferred at University". The Age. Melbourne, Vic. 16 December 1940. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "Engagements announced". The Age. Melbourne, Vic. 17 March 1942. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "Pyman-Hall wedding". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic. 8 August 1942. p. 5. 
  6. ^ Informaworld (2008). The United Nations Secretary-Generalship - Australian Journal of International Affairs. Retrieved 12 August 2008.
  7. ^ United Nations (2008). UN Secretary-General : a bibliography. Retrieved 12 August 2008.