George David Lloyd White

MVO MA (Hons)

Date of birth

21 March 1918 at Timaru

Died

February 1980

Parents

Mr and Mrs G D White, Timaru

Married

Miss Miranda Turnbull

Children

One son (Tony)

Education

  • Timaru Boys’ High School 1930-35
  • Canterbury University (MA with first class in economics) 1936-39

War Service

  • 2nd NZEF Middle East 1941-45

Career

  • Economic Stabilisation Commission 1945
  • Department of External Affairs 1949
  • Economic Counsellor New Zealand High Commission in London 1954-55
  • Counsellor and Charge d’Affaires New Zealand Embassy Washington 1956-61
  • Deputy High Commissioner London 1961-64
  • Deputy Secretary Foreign Affairs 1964-72
  • Ambassador to the United States 1972-78
  • After retirement in 1978, became Chief Executive Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

Recreation

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Fly fishing
  • Music