Humphrey Trevelyan

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Person.png Humphrey Trevelyan  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born27 November 1905
Died9 February 1985 (Age 79)
Alma materLancing College, Jesus College (Cambridge)
British Ambassador to Egypt, Iraq and the Soviet Union.

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In office
1958 - 1961

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In office
1955 - 1956
Preceded byRalph Stevenson

Humphrey Trevelyan, Baron Trevelyan was a British diplomat and author.


Trevelyan was a son of Reverend George Trevelyan, great-grandson of the Venerable George Trevelyan, Archdeacon of Taunton, third son of Sir John Trevelyan, 4th Baronet. He was educated at Lancing and Jesus College, Cambridge.


After Cambridge Trevelyan joined the Indian Civil Service. He served in India until independence in 1947, then transferred to HM Diplomatic Service. He held many key diplomatic posts, including charge in Beijing after the Revolution, ambassador to Egypt at the time of Suez, a development with which he was clearly uncomfortable, ambassador to Iraq at the time of the 1961 Kuwait crisis, Iraq's first attempt to annex Kuwait, and ambassador to the Soviet Union.

In 1967 he became High Commissioner of the Crown Colony of Aden, but after Britain announced independence for 1968, following military pressure from the popularly supported National Liberation Front (NLF), when the situation was no longer under control he was forced to leave the early country on 20 November, on a plane bound for London.[1]

On 12 February 1968, he was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer with the title Baron Trevelyan, of Saint Veep in the County of Cornwall.[2]

Trevelyan wrote a number of books about his career, including The India We Left and The Middle East in Revolution.

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