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Nomination of Robert Francis Kane To Be United States Ambassador to Ireland

November 04, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert Francis Kane, of California, to be United States Ambassador to Ireland. He would succeed Peter H. Dailey, who is resigning to return to private business.

The President also announced that Ambassador Peter Dailey, who helped organize the administration's public diplomacy effort on European arms control and security issues earlier this year, will continue to advise the administration on these issues.

Mr. Kane has been in the private practice of law as a senior director in the firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, Bentley, Wagner, and Kane in Redwood City, Calif., since 1979. On October 7, 1983, President Reagan nominated Mr. Kane to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. From 1971 until 1979, he served as a Justice on the California Court of Appeal, to which he was appointed on April 2, 1971, by Governor Reagan and thereafter elected in 1974. Governor Reagan appointed Mr. Kane to be a Superior Court Judge, San Mateo County, on November 27, 1968, and he was elected for a 6-year term in June of 1970. From 1952 until 1969, Mr. Kane was an attorney in private practice in San Francisco (1952-1955) and Redwood City (1955-1969). In 1978 Mr. Kane was the recipient of the St. Thomas More Award and in 1979 of the Principal Award for Public Address Category by the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Kane received his A.A. degree from San Mateo Junior College in 1948 and attended the University of Southern California. In 1952 he earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Navy. He is married to the former Mary Catherine Gab ligan, and they have five children and reside in San Mateo. Mr. Kane was born March 15, 1926, in Denver, Colo.

Ronald Reagan, Nomination of Robert Francis Kane To Be United States Ambassador to Ireland Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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