Appointed last week as Britain's Ambassador to the U.S., to succeed retiring Sir Oliver Franks: SIR ROGER MELLOR MAKINS.
Born: London, on Feb. 3, 1904, the eldest son of Boer War hero Brigadier General Sir Ernest Makins.
Education: Winchester and Oxford. A top honors man (history) in 1925, Sir Roger is the 14th Oxonian to serve as British envoy in Washington.
Family: Married, in Florida in 1934, to Alice Davis, daughter of the late Dwight F. Davis, Secretary of War in Coolidge's Cabinet and donor of the famed Davis Cup for international tennis; six children (four girls, two boys), the two youngest of whom...