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Butler, Richard William (Richard)

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Diplomat


1942 - Butler was born in Coolah in rural New South Wales on the 13th of May.

1965 - He joined the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and served in a number of postings, when he resigned to become Principal Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, Gough Whitlam, who had recently been dismissed as Prime Minister.

1989 - He was Australian ambassador to Thailand.

1991 - He was Australian ambassador to Cambodia.

1992 - He was Australian ambassador to UN.

1997-2000 - He was chairman of UN special commission for disarmament of Iraq.

2003-2004 - He governor of Tasmania.


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