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Henderson, Edward Firthlocked

CMG 1972

Born 12 Dec. 1917; m 1960, Jocelyn (née Nenk), MBE; two d; died 13 April 1995

HM Diplomatic Service, retired


Clifton Coll.; BNC, Oxford


Served War of 1939–45 in Army (despatches); served in Arab Legion, 1945–47. With Petroleum Concessions Ltd, in Arabian Gulf, 1948–56; Foreign Service, 1956; served in Middle East posts and in Foreign Office; Political Agent, Qatar, 1969–71, and Ambassador there 1971–74. Lectr and Res. Schol., Sch. of Advanced Internat. Studies, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1976, 1977 and 1979; Lectr, Univs of Texas, NY and Princeton, 1979; Hon. Fellow, LSE, 1980–81. Research specialist, Centre for Documentation and Res., Presidential Court, Abu Dhabi, 1976–81; Dir, Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, 1981–82; Chm., Amer. Educnl Trust, Washington, DC, 1982–83. Returned to Abu Dhabi as res. specialist, 1984


This Strange Eventful History: memoirs of earlier days in the UAE and Oman, 1988 (trans. Arabic and Japanese)


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