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Nomination of Franklin S. Forsberg To Be United States Ambassador to Sweden

November 20, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Franklin S. Forsberg, of Connecticut, to be Ambassabor to Sweden. He would succeed Rodney O'Gliasain Kennedy-Minott.

Mr. Forsberg was a teacher at Pace College and New York University in 1931-37, and publisher with Street and Smith Publications in New York City in 1937-42. He served in the United States Army in 1942-46 with the rank of colonel. In 1946—48 he was publisher and consultant with Forsberg and Church in New York City. He was publisher of Liberty Magazine in New York City (1948-50) and publisher and consultant with Forsberg, Merritt, Harrity and Church in New York City (1950-55). Mr. Forsberg was publisher of Popular Mechanics Publishing Co., in Chicago, Ill., in 1955-59. In 1959-72 he was a publisher with Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York City. Since 1972 he has been president of Forsberg Associates, Inc., of New York City. In 1973 he was appointed by the President as a member of the Air Quality Advisory Board.

Mr. Forsberg graduated from the University of Utah (B.A., 1930) and New York University (M.B.A., 1931). He is fluent in Swedish. He is married, has three children, and resides in Greenwich, Conn. He was born October 21, 1905, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Franklin S. Forsberg To Be United States Ambassador to Sweden Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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