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Laurence McIntyre

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Nationality  Australian
Children  Dennis and Colin
Full Name  Laurence Rupert McIntyre
Born  22 June 1912 (1912-06-22) Hobart, Tasmania
Occupation  Public servant, diplomat
Spouse(s)  Judith Mary Gould (m. 1938–81)
Died  21 November 1981, Canberra, Australia
Alma maters  University of Tasmania, University of Oxford

Sir Laurence Rupert "Jim" McIntyre AC CBE (22 June 1912 – 21 November 1981) was an Australian public servant and diplomat.

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Career

McIntyre joined the Department of External Affairs in 1940.

In September 1952, McIntyre was appointed Australian Commissioner for Malaya, having served as Acting Commissioner in the year before.

In November 1959, McIntyre's appointment as Australian Ambassador to Japan was announced. His term in Japan was extended to take in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

He was President of the United Nations Security Council in October 1973, during the 1973 Arab–Israeli War and was lauded for capably handling the situation in the role.

Awards and honours

In 1953, McIntyre was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire whilst he was Commissioner to Malaya in Singapore. He was promoted to a Commander of the Order in 1960 during his posting as Ambassador to Indonesia. In 1963, McIntyre was appointed a Knight Bachelor, whilst on posting as Ambassador in Tokyo.

On Australia Day in 1979, McIntyre was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

The McIntyre Bluffs in Antarctica are named in honour of McIntyre.

References

Laurence McIntyre Wikipedia


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