Ronald William Graham
Sir Ronald William Graham
|British Ambassador to Italy|
|Preceded by||George Buchanan|
|Succeeded by||Sir Eric Drummond|
|Born||24 July 1870|
|Died||26 January 1949 (aged 78)|
Lady Sybil Brodrick
(m. 1912; died 1934)
|Parents||Henry John Lowndes Graham|
In 1892 Graham joined the British Diplomatic Service with his first foreign post at Paris. In 1902, he was promoted to first secretary and worked at the Eastern Department of the Foreign Office, before moving to Cairo as a Counsellor.
After a period as Minister at the Haguem, he was sworn into Privy Council in 1921 and appointed Ambassador to Italy. He was the British representative during the Fascist Revolution of 1922 when Benito Mussolini came to power. Graham retired in November 1933 and became a trustee of the British Museum from 1937.
Graham married Lady Sybil Brodrick, the daughter of the Earl of Midleton in January 1912. Lady Sybil, who was Maid of honour to Queen Mary from 1911 to 1912, was the sister of George Brodrick, 2nd Earl of Midleton.
| British Ambassador to Italy
Sir Eric Drummond