Cloake, John (Cecil)

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CLOAKE, John (Cecil)

CLOAKE, John (Cecil). British, b. 1924. Genres: History, Local history/Rural topics, Biography. Career: British Diplomatic Service, London, England, assigned to Foreign Office, 1948-49, third secretary at embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, 1949-51, second secretary at legation in Saigon, Vietnam, 1951-54, assigned to Foreign Office, 1954-56, private secretary to permanent under-secretary, 1956-57, and parliamentary under-secretary, 1957-58, commercial consul in New York City, 1958-62, first secretary at embassy in Moscow, USSR, 1962-63, assigned to Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service Administration Office, 1963-68, commercial counselor at embassy in Tehran, Iran, 1968-72, head of trade relations and exports department at Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1973-76, ambassador to Bulgaria, 1976-80; appointed Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, 1979. Writer, 1980-. Visiting fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1972-73. Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London, 1998. Publications: Templer: Tiger of Malaya (biography), 1985; (ed.) Richmond in Old Photographs, 1990; Richmond Past, 1991; Royal Bounty: The Richmond Parish Lands Charity 1786-1991, 1992; Palaces and Parks of Richmond and Kew, 2 vols., 1995, 1996; Richmond Past and Present, 1999; Cottages and Common Fields of Richmond and Kew, 2001. Many articles and monographs on history of Richmond. Address: 4 The Terrace, 140 Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6RN, England.