Oliver Harvey, 1st Baron Harvey of Tasburgh

Oliver Harvey, 1st Baron Harvey of Tasburgh

Oliver Charles Harvey, 1st Baron Harvey of Tasburgh GCMG GCVO CB (26 November 1893-29 November 1968), was a British civil servant and diplomat.

Harvey was the son of Sir Charles Harvey, 2nd Baronet. He was educated at Malvern College.[1][2]He served as Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1946 to 1948 and as Ambassador to France from 1948 to 1954. On 3 July 1954 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Harvey of Tasburgh, of Tasburgh in the County of Norfolk. Four months later he succeeded his half-brother as fourth Baronet, of Crown Point.

Lord Harvey of Tasburgh married Maud Annora, daughter of Arthur Watkin Williams-Wynn, in 1920. He died in November 1968, aged 75, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Peter. Lady Harvey of Tasburgh died in 1970.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Duff Cooper
British Ambassador to France
Succeeded by
Sir Gladwyn Jebb
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Harvey of Tasburgh Succeeded by
Peter Charles Oliver Harvey
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Robert Lambart Edward Harvey
(of Crown Point)
Succeeded by
Peter Charles Oliver Harvey


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
  1. ^ Profile. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  2. ^ Profile. thepeerage.com.

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