William Hickson Barton
|William Hickson Barton|
December 10, 1917|
|Died||November 8, 2013
|Awards||Order of Canada|
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1940 from the University of British Columbia. During World War II, he served in the Canadian Army. After the war, in 1946, he joined the Canadian civil service in the Defence Research Board as a Secretary. In 1950, he was a Secretary at the National Aeronautical Research Committee. In 1952, he joined the Department of External Affairs and served in Vienna, Geneva, and at the United Nations. From 1957 to 1959, he was an Alternate Governor for Canada at the International Atomic Energy Agency. In 1964, he was appointed Head of the United Nations Division in the Department of External Affairs and in 1970 was appointed an Assistant Under-Secretary State for External Affairs.
In 1972, he was appointed Ambassador and Permanent Representative for Canada at the United Nations in Geneva. From 1976 to 1979, he was Ambassador and Permanent Representative for Canada at the United Nations in New York. In June 1977 and July 1978, he served as President of the United Nations Security Council.
From 1984 to 1989, he was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security.
He died on November 8, 2013, aged 95.
- "Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry". Retrieved April 6, 2006.
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|Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
August 1976 – April 1980