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British government official

Peter Smithers, British government official. Decorated Naval Volunteer Reserve medal for distinguished service; named Honorary Swiss Citizen, 1995; recipient 8 gold medals for photography, Schulthess prize for best plant collections in Switzerland, 2001. Lieutenant Commander, 1940-1964. Member Carlton Club (London), Everglades Club (Palm Beach, Florida), Bath and Tennis Club (Palm Beach).

Background

Smithers, Peter was born on December 9, 1913 in Moor Allerton, Yorkshire, England. Son of H. Otway and Ethel M. M. (Berry).

Education

Master of Arts, Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1937. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford, 1954. DJur, University Zurich, 1970.

Career

Barrister Inner Temple, Lincoln's Inn, England, 1936-1940. Assistant naval attache British Embassy, Washington, 1940-1946. Acting naval attache Mexico, Center American, Panama, 1942-1946.

Member of parliament England, 1950-1964. Parliamentary under secretary of state Foreign Office, 1962-1964. Delegate United Nations General Assembly, 1960-1962.

Secretary general Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 1964-1969. Senior fellow United Nations Institute for Training and Research, New York City, 1970-1977.

Membership

Lieutenant Commander, 1940-1964. Member Carlton Club (London), Everglades Club (Palm Beach, Florida), Bath and Tennis Club (Palm Beach).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, photography.

Connections

Son of; married Dojean Sayman, June 6, 1943. Children: Sarah, Amelia.

father:
H. Otway Son

mother:
Ethel M. M. (Berry) Son

spouse:
Dojean Sayman

children:
Sarah Smithers

Amelia Smithers