Hugh Mackintosh Foot

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Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Baron Caradon, GCMG KCVO OBE PC (8 October 1907 – 5 September 1990) was a British colonial administrator and diplomat who presided over moves to independence in various colonies and was UK representative to the United Nations. After Harold Wilson won the 1964 election, Foot became Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and British Ambassador to the United Nations from 1964-1970. After his retirement, he became a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and Princeton University. Foot was created a life peer as Baron Caradon, of St Cleer in the County of Cornwall, in 1964, the title referring to Caradon Hill on Bodmin Moor. Lord Caradon occupied Trematon Castle as his country home. He married Florence Sylvia Tod in 1936. She predeceased him in 1985. He was the father of Paul Foot, a journalist, and Oliver Foot, an actor, a third son and a daughter. wiki


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