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Harold Emmett Walker Edit Profile


Sir Harold Berners Walker, KCMG is a former British diplomat.


Walker, Harold Emmett was born on November 27, 1932 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Son of Emmett Boyd and Grace Truman (Wadsworth) Walker.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Tennessee, 1954.


He served as British Ambassador to Bahrain (1979–81), the United Arab Emirates (1981–86), Ethiopia (1986-1990) and finally Iraq (1990–91). From 1956 to 1992 he was a career diplomat. From 1958-62 he lived in Dubai, and subsequently served as British ambassador to Bahrain (1979–81), the United Arab Emirates (1981–86), Ethiopia (1986-1990) and finally Iraq (1990–91).

He served to Iraq on his last duty from 1990 to 1991, and was awarded a KCMG in that year. Since retirement from the diplomatic service in 1992, Harold Walker has continued his interest in the Arab world. In 2004, he re-entered the public eye as one of the signatories of the letter to Tony Blair from former British diplomats criticising his approach to foreign policy in the Middle East.


President Broward County United Way, Fort Lauderdale, 1975. President Citizens Board University Miami, 1979-1980, trustee, 1980-1981. Member executive committee Miami Citizens Against Crime, 1982-1984.

Vice chairman Economic Development Corporation of Honolulu. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (national council 1977-1982), Florida Institute Certified Public Accountant's (president 1977-1978), National Association Accountants (president Knoxville chapter 1982), Greater Miami Chamber of C. (vice chairman 1981-1984), Waialae Country Club, Miami Club (president 1981), San Antonio Country Club, The Argyle and Club Girard (San Antonio).


Married Janice Carter, June 9, 1956. Children: Mark Jackson, Margaret Anne.

Emmett Boyd Walker

Grace Truman (Wadsworth) Walker

Janice Carter

Mark Jackson Walker

Margaret Anne Walker