The President today announced that he will nominate Richard F. Kneip, of Pierre, S. Dak., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Singapore. He would replace John H. Holdridge, resigned.
Kneip was born January 7, 1933, in Tyler, Minn. He attended South Dakota State University and St. John's University. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955.
From 1962 to 1971, Kneip was owner of Kneip Sales Inc., a statewide wholesale milk equipment distributorship. He served in the South Dakota Senate from 1965 to 1971. Since 1971 he has been Governor of South Dakota.
Kneip has served as chairman of the Democratic Governors and as chairman of the Midwestern Governors' Conference. He is a member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.