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Chief Clerks

The FCO: Policy, people and places - Chief Clerks 1782-2000
  • Mar 1782-Apr 1792 - Sneyd, Jeremiah
  • Apr 1792-Sep 1817 - Bidwell, Thomas
  • Aug 1804-Sep 1817 - Rolleston, Stephen (Second Chief Clerk)
  • Sep 1817-Jan 1824 - Rolleston, Stephen
  • Feb 1824-Apr 1841 - Bidwell, Thomas
  • Jul 1841-Nov 1866 - Lenox Conyngham, George
  • Dec 1866-Nov 1890 - Alston, Francis Beilby
  • Dec 1890-Feb 1896 - Hervey, Henry
  • Feb 1896-Mar 1900 - Dallas, Sir George
  • Jun 1900-Oct 1913 - Cartwright, Sir W. Chauncey (Chief Clerk of Financial Dept. only)
  • Oct 1913-Jan 1919 - Tilley, John (later Sir)
  • Jan 1919-Aug 1933 - Montgomery, Sir C. Hubert (Acting); became Chief Clerk, Sep 1919.
  • Aug 1933-Oct 1939 - Smith, Charles (Principal Establishment Officer)
  • Sep 1939-Aug 1940 - Butler, Sir Frederick
  • Sep 1940-Jul 1944 - Ashton-Gwatkin, Frank
  • Oct 1944-Aug 1946 - Crombie, James
  • Aug 1946-Dec 1949 - Caccia, Harold
  • Dec 1949-Aug 1953 - Clarke, H. Ashley (later Sir)
  • Oct 1953-Aug 1956 - Barclay, Sir Roderick
  • Aug 1956-Sep 1959 - Allen, Sir Denis
  • Oct 1959-Sep 1963 - Rundall, Sir Francis
  • Sep 1963-1965 - Coulson, Sir John
  • 1965-Sep 1968 - Crowe, Sir Colin
  • Sep 1968-Apr 1970 - Wilkinson, Peter (later Sir)
  • May 1970-Dec 1972 - Wright, John (revived the title Chief Clerk)
  • Jan 1973-Jan 1976 - Tebbit, Sir Donald
  • Feb 1976-Mar 1978 - Keeble, Curtis (later Sir)
  • Apr 1978-Feb 1982 - Youde, Sir Edward
  • Mar 1982-Mar 1984 - Day, Derek (later Sir)
  • Jun 1984-Sep 1986 - Whitehead, John (later Sir)
  • Oct 1986-Jun 1989 - Russell, Sir Mark
  • Jul 1989-Feb 1992 - Boyd, John (later Sir)
  • Apr 1992-Feb 1995 - Wood, Andrew (later Sir)
  • Feb 1995-Oct 1998 - Young, Rob (later Sir)
  • Oct 1998- - Hum, Christopher

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