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Sir Geoffrey Holt Seymour Jackson, KCMG (4 March 1915 — 1 October 1987) was a British diplomat and writer.

Jackson received his education at Bolton School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He entered the Foreign Service in 1937, his first ambassadorship coming in 1957, a post in Honduras. In 1969, he became ambassador in Uruguay. He was kidnapped by Tupamaros guerrillas in 1971, enduring a captivity of eight months. After his release he went back to work for the Foreign Office. He worked for the BBC after his diplomatic retirement in 1975.

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Kidnapping

Jackson was kidnapped by Tupamaros guerrillas on 8 January 1971 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He was released after eight months of captivity, on 9 September 1971. Later it became known that Edward Heath, the British prime minister at that time, negotiated a deal for Jackson's release. ₤42,000 was paid for his release, which was brokered by Salvador Allende, the Chilean president who enjoyed contacts with the Tupamaros rebels.[1][2]

Books

  • Geoffrey Jackson (1972). The Oven-Bird.  
  • Geoffrey Jackson (1973). People's Prison.  
  • Geoffrey Jackson (1974). Surviving the Long Night.  
  • Geoffrey Jackson (1981). Concorde Diplomacy.  

References

  1. ^ "Obituary of Sir Geoffrey Jackson: Stoical Guerrilla Hostage". The Times. 1987-10-02.  
  2. ^ "Heath's Secret Deal to Free Ambassador Chile". Daily Telegraph. 2002-01-01.  
  • "Obituary of Sir Geoffrey Jackson: Stoical Guerrilla Hostage". The Times. 1987-10-02.  

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