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Edward Mortimer CMG
The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is an order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later George IV of the United Kingdom, while he was acting as Prince Regent for his father, George III....
(born 22 December 1943 in Burford
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) was until January 2007 the Director of Communications in the Executive Office of the United Nations
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. He is an author, journalist, and fellow of All Souls College Oxford.
Mortimer is now Senior Vice President of The Salzburg Global Seminar, and is a member of the Advisory Council of Independent Diplomat
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. Before joining the United Nations he was a columnist and leader writer for the Financial Times
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Mortimer was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2010 New Year Honours.
- France and the Africans, 1944-60: A Political History Faber & Faber, 1969.
- Faith and Power, the politics of Islam Random House, New York, 1982.
- Roosevelt's Children: Tomorrow's World Leaders and Their World Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1987.
- The World That FDR Built: Vision and Reality Scribner, 1989.
The son of the Rt Rev Robert Mortimer
Robert Cecil Mortimer Robert Cecil Mortimer Robert Cecil Mortimer (6 December 1902 - 11 September 1976 was an Anglican bishop in the Church of England.Mortimer was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Keble College in the same city. He was ordained in 1927 and was a curate at St Mary's...
, Bishop of Exeter
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, Edward Mortimer is married to the British artist Elizabeth Mortimer.