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January 07, 1986

Antony A. Acland, 55, the top civil servant in the British Foreign Office, has been named ambassador to the United States and will succeed Oliver Wright in the post in September, the Foreign Office announced. Acland joined the foreign service in 1953 and was a Mideast and Arabic specialist in the early part of his career. In 1982, he was named to his present post--Foreign Office permanent undersecretary of state and head of the diplomatic service. Wright has served in Washington since 1982, when he was recalled from retirement.

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