Obituary: Sir Edgar Vaughan

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Sir Edgar Vaughan, diplomat and historian, died 25 January aged 86. Ambassador to Panama 1960-63, and Colombia 1964-66. Spent 30 years in the Diplomatic Service before starting a second career teaching history at the University of Saskatchewan, 1966-74. While in his eighties he produced a two-volume study in Spanish on the work carried out in Venezuela by the 19th-century educationalist Joseph Lancaster. The Venezuelan government rewarded him with the Order of Andre Bello in 1990.