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Ralph William Close

Ralph William Close, South African diplomat. member S. African Parliament, 1915-1933; member Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Cosmos and University; Member Church of Province of South Africa (Anglican).

Background

  • Close, Ralph William was born on October 27, 1867 in Cape Town, South Africa. Son of George and Jane Close.

  • Education

    • Educated S. African College, 1887. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, University Cape of Good Hope.

    Career

    • Edith (wife of Commander Wilfred Stanley Mann, British Navy). In civil service of Government of Cape Colony, South Africa, 1887-1894. Practiced as barrister, 1894-1933.

      Appointed King’s counsel, 1912. Member S. African Parliament, 1915-1933. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary from South Africa to the United States since 1934.

      Honorary member Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Cosmos and University Clubs—all Washington, District of Columbia.

    Membership

    Member S. African Parliament, 1915-1933. Member Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Cosmos and University. Member Church of Province of South Africa (Anglican).

    Clubs: Civil Service, University and Owl (Cape Town, South Africa).
    • Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Cosmos and University Clubs , USA

    • Anglican Church of Province of South Africa , South Africa

    • Civil Service, University and Owl , South Africa

    Connections

    • Married Florence Agnes Mills, December 16, 1897.
    • father: George Close
    • mother: Jane Close
    • spouse: Florence Agnes Mills
    Ralph Close
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    Born October 27, 1867
    Died March, 1945
    (aged 77)
    Nationality
    • January 1, 1887 - January 1, 1894
      Civil Officer, Government of Cape Colony
      South Africa
    • January 1, 1912
      King's Counsel, King's Office
    • January 1, 1915 - January 1, 1933
      Member, African Parliament
    • January 1, 1934
      Delagate from South Africa, United States of America

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