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Ralph William Close

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Ralph William Close, South African diplomat. member S. African Parliament, 1915-1933; member Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Cosmos and University; Member Church of Province of South Africa (Anglican).

Background

Close, Ralph William was born on October 27, 1867 in Cape Town, South Africa. Son of George and Jane Close.

Education

Educated S. African College, 1887. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, University Cape of Good Hope.

Career

Edith (wife of Commander Wilfred Stanley Mann, British Navy). In civil service of Government of Cape Colony, South Africa, 1887-1894. Practiced as barrister, 1894-1933.

Appointed King’s counsel, 1912. Member S. African Parliament, 1915-1933. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary from South Africa to the United States since 1934.

Honorary member Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Cosmos and University Clubs—all Washington, District of Columbia.

Membership

Member S. African Parliament, 1915-1933. Member Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Cosmos and University. Member Church of Province of South Africa (Anglican).

Clubs: Civil Service, University and Owl (Cape Town, South Africa).

  • Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Cosmos and University Clubs , USA

  • Anglican Church of Province of South Africa , South Africa

  • Civil Service, University and Owl , South Africa

Connections

Married Florence Agnes Mills, December 16, 1897.

father:
George Close

mother:
Jane Close

spouse:
Florence Agnes Mills