Nomination of John Hathaway Reed To Be United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
The President today announced his intention to nominate John Hathaway Reed, of Maine, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives. He would succeed Donald R. Toussaint.
Mr. Reed served in the United States Navy as lieutenant in 1942-46. In 1946-59 he was officer, director, and stockholder of Reed Farms, Inc., in Fort Fairfield, Maine. He served in the Maine State Legislature (1955-57), Maine State Senate (1957-59), and was Governor of Maine (1960-66). In 1967-75 he was a member of the Board, then Chairman, of the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C. He was Ambassador to Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives in 1976-77. Since 1978 Mr. Reed has been director of government relations of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., in Washington, D.C.
He graduated from the University of Maine (B.S., 1942) and has received two honorary LL.D. degrees from the University of Maine and Ricker College. He is married, has two children, and resides in Fort Fairfield, Maine. He was born January 5, 1921, in Fort Fairfield.
Ronald Reagan, Nomination of John Hathaway Reed To Be United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247232