Biographical entry Heydon, Peter Richard (1913 - 1971)
- 9 September 1913
Croydon (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia
- 25 May 1971
- Diplomat and Public Servant
Peter Richard Heydon was a public servant and diplomat. He was private secretary to George Pearce (1936) and Robert Menzies (1938). He was appointed to the staff of R.G. Casey, Australian Minister in Washington in 1940. Heydon pursued a career in diplomacy with the Department of External Affairs before being appointed secretary of the Department of Immigration in 1961.
Nethercote, J.R. Heydon, Sir Peter Richard (1913-1971), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1996, accessed online 4 July 2013.