. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

British Diplomat Die

WASHINGTON () -- Sir Roger Makins, who was widely admired in U.S. political and diplomatic circles while serving as British ambassador to the United States during some of the most difficult years of the Cold War, and who was later given the title of Lord Sherfield, died Nov. 9 in England. He was 92.

Wendy Makins, a daughter-in-law who lives in Washington, said Sir Roger had cancer and died in a hospital near his home in Hampshire.

After serving here as ambassador from 1953 to 1956, Sir Roger held a top post in Britain's Treasury, headed the United Kingdom's Atomic Energy Authority and later was chief of European affiliates of U.S. corporations.