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• Ronald Reagan
Nomination of John J. Louis, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
March 27, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate John J. Louis, Jr., of Winnetka, Ill., as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He would succeed Kingman Brewster, Jr., who has resigned.

Mr. Louis served in the U.S. Army Air Force (1943-45) as second lieutenant, aircraft pilot. From 1951 to 1958, he was account executive with the advertising firm of Needham, Louis, and Brorby, Inc., and from 1958 to 1961, he was director of international marketing of the S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. He was chairman of KTAR Broadcasting Co. (radio and television) from 1961 to 1968. Since 1968 he has been chairman of Combined Communications Corp., a division of Gannett Co., Inc., of Rochester, N.Y.

In 1972 he was Personal Representative of the President, with the rank of Special Ambassador, to head the United States Delegation at the ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the independence of the Gabon Republic.

Mr. Louis was born June 10, 1925, in Evanston, Ill. He was graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1947) and Dartmouth College (M.B.A., 1949). He is married to the former Josephine Peters, and they have three children.

Citation: Ronald Reagan: "Nomination of John J. Louis, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom ", March 27, 1981. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=43599.
 
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