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John Rowland Rich

ambassador , diplomatist

John Rowland Rich, British ambassador. Named Order of St. Michael and St. George, 1980. Member of Travellers Club (London).

Background

Rich, John Rowland was born on June 29, 1928 in Durham, England. Son of Rowland William and Phyllis Mary (Chambers) Rich.

Education

Bachelor, Cambridge University, 1949. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1955.

Career

Joined H.M. Foreign, later Diplomatic Service 1951. Served in Foreign Office, later Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Departments and overseas at Addis Ababa 1953-1956, Stockholm 1956-1959, Bahrain 196366. Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Prague 1969-1972.

Diplomatic service Inspector 1972-1974. Counsellor (Commercial), Bonn 1974-1978. Consul-General, Montreal 1978-1980.

Ambassador to Czechoslovakia 1980-1985, to Switzerland 198588.

Membership

Member of Travellers Club (London).

  • Travellers Club (London)

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Walking, photographing wild orchids, gardening.

Connections

Married Rosemary Ann Williams Rich, April 14, 1956. Children: Anthony, Stephen, Alison.

father:
Rowland William Rich

mother:
Phyllis Mary (Chambers) Rich

spouse:
Rosemary Ann Williams Rich

children:
Anthony Rich

Stephen Rich

Alison Rich