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Oliver Wright Edit Profile

also known as John Oliver Wright

diplomat

Oliver Wright was British diplomat. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, knight grand cross Royal Victorian Order, knight grand cross Order of St. Michael and St. George, grand cross German Order of Merit; named honorary fellow Christ's College, 1981; Clark fellow, Cornell University, 1987.

Background

Wright, Oliver was born on March 6, 1921 in United Kingdom.

Education

Educated, Solihull School, Christ's College, Cambridge, England. Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), University Nebraska, 1983. Doctor of Laws, Rockford College, 1984.

Career

Joined Diplomatic Service, 1945. British ambassador to Denmark, 1966-1969, to Federal Republic Germany, 1975-1981, to the United States, 1982-1986. Retired, 1996

Visiting professor University South Carolina.

Tobin Lewin visiting professor Washington University, St. Louis.

Membership

Trustee British Museum, 1986-1991. Board directors British Council. Chairman Anglo-Irish Encounter, 1986-1991.

With Royal Navy, 1941-1945. Member German Chamber of Commerce London (president). Clubs: Travellers' (London).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theatre; gardening.

Connections

Married Lillian Marjory Osborne, September 19, 1942. Children: Nicholas, John, Christopher.

spouse:
Lillian Marjory Osborne

children:
Nicholas Wright

John Wright

Christopher Wright