Archibald John Kerr Clark Kerr Inverchapel of Loch Eck, 1st Baron

Inverchapel of Loch Eck, Archibald John Kerr Clark Kerr, 1st Baron (kär, ĭnˌvərchăpˈəl, lŏkh ĕk) [key], 1882–1951, British diplomat. He entered the diplomatic service in 1906 and served in numerous countries before becoming (1938) ambassador to China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. In 1942 he was shifted to the ambassadorial post at Moscow, a position he held until 1946. In that year he went as special British envoy to Indonesia in an effort to end Dutch-Indonesian conflict. He was also made a baron in 1946 and served (1946–48) as ambassador to the United States.

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