Sir Anthony Arthur Acland KG, GCMG, GCVO
Sir Anthony Arthur Acland, KG, GCMG, GCVO, (born 12 March 1930) is a British diplomat.
Anthony Acland was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, gaining an MA in 1956.
Head of the Diplomatic Service between 1982 and 1986, Acland was then British Ambassador to Washington (United States) from 1986 to 1991 under Margaret Thatcher. He was created Provost of Eton College in 1991 and retired in 2000. He was awarded GCMG in 1986, GCVO in 1991 and the Order of the Garter in 2001.
Sir Anthony is a vocal opponent of the United Kingdom's entry into the Euro.
He has been married twice: in 1956 and in 1987 (after his first wife died). He has two sons and a daughter by his first marriage.
SIR ANTONY ARTHUR ACLAND, KG (2001), GCMG (1986, KCMG 1982, CMG 1976), GCVO (1991, KCVO 1976) [Sir Antony Acland KG GCMG GCVO, Staddon Farm, Winsford, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7HY]; b 12 March 1930; educ Eton and Ch Ch Oxford (MA 1956); joined HM Dip Serv 1953, assist priv sec to Sec State 1959–62; UK Mission UN 1962–66, Hd: Chancery UK Mission Geneva 1966–68, Arabian Dept 1970–72; PPS to Sec State 1972–75, Amb: Luxembourg 1975–77, Spain 1977–79, Washington 1986–01; Dep U-Sec FCO 1980–82, Hd Dip Serv and Perm U-Sec FCO 1982–86; Provost Eton 1991–2000; chm Cncl Ditchley Fdn 1991–96; tstee Nat/l Portrait Gallery 1991–98; Chllr Order St Michael and St George 1994–; Hon DCL: Exeter U 1988, Reading U 1992; Hon LLD William and Mary Coll, Va 1991; Order Orange-Nassau (1st Cl), Order Isabel la Catolica (1st Cl)
Source: Burke's Peerage