Franks, Oliver (Sir) Rt. Hon. Lord - from United Kingdom

ID: 14761
Organization: BBG
Country of meeting: NLD in the year 1954

Civil servant and philosopher who has been described as 'one of the founders of the postwar world'.

Franks was involved in Britain's recovery after the Second World War. Knighted in 1946, he was the British Ambassador to the United States of America from 1948 to 1952, during which time he strengthened the relationship between the two countries. He was given a life peerage on 10 May 1962.

Lord Franks was often called upon by the government of the day to chair important inquiries, and he is best known for his report in the aftermath of the Falklands War which ultimately exonerated the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her government from charges of having failed to heed warning signals of an Argentine invasion.

Decorations: OM, GCMG, KCB, CBE, PC, DL,_Baron_Franks

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