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Mario Gibson-Barboza

diplomatist

Mario Gibson-Barboza, Brazilian diplomat. Recipient Grand Cross of Order of St. Michael and St. George, Great Britain, 1968, Grand Cross, Brazil.

Background

Gibson-Barboza, Mario was born on March 13, 1918 in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil. Son of Oscar Bartholomeu Alves and Evangelina (Gibson) Barboza.

Education

Graduate, Law School, Recife, Pernambuco, 1937. Diploma, Brazilian Foreign Office, Rio de Janeiro, 1940. Graduate, Superior War College, Rio de Janeiro, 1951.

Ambassador to Vienna, 1962-1966, AsunciĆ³ n, 1967-1968. Secretary general for foreign affairs, 1968-1969. Ambassador to Washington, 1969.

Minister of state for external relations, 1969-1974. Ambassador to Athens, 1974-1977, Rome, 1977-1982, Court of St. James, London, since 1982.

Career

Joined diplomatic service 1940. Vice-Consul, Houston. Secretary, Washington, Brussels.

Minister-Counsellor, Buenos Aires 1956-1959. Deputy Perm. Representative 1959-1960. Ambassador to Austria 1962-1966, to Paraguay 1967-1968.

Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs 1968-1969. Ambassador to United States of America 1969. Minister of Foreign Affairs 1969-1974.

Ambassador to Greece 1974-1977, to Italy 1977-1982, to United Kingdom 1982-1986. Recipient of Grand Cross of.

Membership

Clubs: Athenaeum, White's Travellers' (London).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Riding, reading, theatre.

Connections

Married Julia Blacker Baldessarri Gibson-Barboza in 1975.

father:
Oscar Bartholomeu Alves Barboza

mother:
Evangelina Gibson Barboza

spouse:
Julia Blacker Baldessarri Gibson-Barboza