Faber, Richard 1924-2007 (Faber, Sir Richard, Dick Faber, Richard Stanley Faber)

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Faber, Richard 1924-2007 (Faber, Sir Richard, Dick Faber, Richard Stanley Faber)

OBITUARY NOTICE—

See index for CA sketch: Born December 6, 1924, in London, England; died October 18, 2007. Diplomat, political analyst, and author. Faber spent more than thirty years serving his country as a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British equivalent of the U.S. Foreign Office of the U.S. Department of State. He held diplomatic positions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, but reportedly most enjoyed a three-year period that he spent in Paris. There he became a supporter of the European Union, believing that England's entry into the partnership could renew his homeland's position as a world leader. After a few years as ambassador to Algeria from 1977 to 1981, Faber hoped to return to Europe as the British ambassador to the Netherlands. When that failed to materialize, he negotiated an early retirement and spent the rest of his life in literary endeavors. Faber wrote several books of history and political analysis, most of which were published by the distinguished publishing house of Faber and Faber, founded by his father Sir Geoffrey Faber. His writings include Beaconsfield and Bolingbrooke (1961), The Vision and the Need: Late Victorian Imperialistic Aims (1966), French and English (1975), A Brother's Murder: Lees Court, Sheldwich, 1655 (1993), and his autobiography, A Chain of Cities: Diplomacy at the End of Empire (2000).

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:

BOOKS

Faber, Richard, A Chain of Cities: Diplomacy at the End of Empire, Radcliffe (London, England), 2000.

PERIODICALS

Times (London, England), November 6, 2007, p. 68.

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