Ted Lee

Class of 1955

“You look at the CV and say, ‘Good heavens, how could you have done so many different things?’” It’s true—Ted Lee’s résumé reads like a summary of Canadian foreign policy in the latter half of the 20th century. Legal Division, Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, 1956. Second Secretary to Jakarta, Indonesia, 1959. Deputy Chief of Protocol, 1961. Head of the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Section, 1961. Counsellor to London, 1965. Director of Legal Operations, 1969-71, and of Personnel Operations, 1971-73. Legal Advisor and Director General of the Bureau of Legal Affairs, 1973-75. Ambassador to Israel and High Commissioner to Cyprus, 1975. Assistant Under-Secretary for United States Affairs, 1979-82. Ambassador to South Africa and High Commissioner to Lesotho and Swaziland, and Canadian Representative to Namibia, 1982-86. Legal Advisor and Assistant Deputy Minister for Legal, Consular and Immigration Affairs, 1986-90. Ambassador to Austria, Governor of Canada to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna and to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 1990-93 ...