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Peck, Sir John (Howard)locked

KCMG 1971 (CMG 1956)

Born Kuala Lumpur, 16 Feb. 1913; o s of late Howard and Dorothea Peck; m 1st, 1939, Mariska Caroline (d 1979), e d of Josef Somló; two s; 2nd, 1987, Catherine, y d of Edward McLaren; died 13 Jan. 1995

HM Diplomatic Service, retired


Wellington College; CCC, Oxford


Assistant Private Secretary: to First Lord of Admiralty, 1937–39; to Minister for Coordination of Defence, 1939–40; to the Prime Minister, 1940–46; transferred to Foreign Service, 1946; served in United Nations Dept, 1946–47; in The Hague, 1947–50; Counsellor and Head of Information Research Dept, 1951–54; Counsellor (Defence Liaison) and Head of Political Division, British Middle East Office, 1954–56; Director-General of British Information Services, New York, 1956–59; UK Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, and Consul-General, Strasbourg, 1959–62; Ambassador to Senegal, 1962–66, and Mauritania, 1962–65; Asst Under-Sec. of State, FO, then FCO, 1966–70; Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, 1970–73


Dublin from Downing Street (memoirs), 1978; various essays and light verse


Photography, gardening


Stephen’s Green (Dublin)


Stratford, Saval Park Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Dublin 2852000