Count Carl Ludvig Douglas

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Carl Ludvig Douglas , born July 26, 1908 at Stiernorp, Sweden, died January 21, 1961 in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, was a Swedish diplomat, including being the first Swedish Ambassador in Jakarta.

Douglas was the son of General Lieutenant Count Archibald Douglas and Astri Henschen, and brother of Archibald Douglas , grandson of Louis Douglas and the daughter of Salomon Henschen.  After graduating, he became a lawyer in 1931. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD), where he became Attaché 1933, Second Secretary 1936, First Secretary 1939, and Bureau Chief in 1946.

He became Acting Charge d'affaires in Jakarta in 1950, missionary council named plenipotentaire in Washington, 1953, office manager at the UD in 1959 and served in Rio de Janeiro in 1960, where he died in a car accident in Rio de Janeiro in 1961.

He also served at the missions in Paris, Helsinki, Oslo, Madrid, was the Rapporteur of the Ministry of Public Security 1946-1948 and member of the Clearing Board 1948-1950.

Carl Douglas married, in 1935, Ottora Haas-Heye (1910-2001) from Germany, daughter of Professor O. Haas-Heye and Victoria zu Eulenburg. They had four children:

• Count Gustav Archibald Sigvart Douglas, born 1938, a financier

Countess Elisabeth Christina Douglas, born 1940, married to Duke Max Emanuel in Bavaria

Countess Dagmar Rosita Astrid Douglas, born 1943, a designer, married, in 1972, John, 11th Duke of Marlborough, and has issue.
• Count Carl Philipp Morton, born 1945, an economics and civil engineer

 

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