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Gladwyn Jebb

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Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn (25 April 1900 – 24 October 1996) was a prominent British civil servant, diplomat and politician who served as the acting secretary-general of the United Nations between 1945 and 1946. Early life and career The son of Sydney Jebb, of Firbeck Hall, Yorkshire, Jebb attended Sandroyd School and Eton College before graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford with a first class honours in history. In 1929, he married Cynthia Noble, daughter of Sir Saxton Noble, 3rd Baronet. Noble was the granddaughter of Sir Andrew Noble, 1st Baronet and the great-granddaughter of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The couple had three children, one son and two daughters: Miles, Vanessa, married to the historian Hugh Thomas, and Stella, married to scientist Joel de Rosnay. Jebb's granddaughter is the French writer Tatiana de Rosnay. Jebb entered the British Diplomatic Service in 1924 and served in Tehran, where he became known to Harold Nicolson and to Vita S
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