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United States Ambassador to Sweden Nomination GI Rodney O. Kennedy-Minott.

July 26, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Rodney O. Kennedy-Minott, of Atherton, Calif., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Sweden. He would replace David S. Smith. Kennedy-Minott is a professor of U.S. history at California State University at Hayward.

He was born June 1, 1928, in Portland, Oreg. He received an A.B. (1953), an M.A. (1956), and a Ph.D. (1960) from Stanford University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1952.

Kennedy-Minott was at Stanford University from 1960 to 1965, serving as an instructor, then assistant professor of history, and as assistant director, then director of the summer sessions. In 1965-66 he was an associate professor at Portland State University.

In 1966-67 Kennedy-Minott was associate dean of instruction at California State University at Hayward, and from 1967 to 1969 he was head of the division of humanities there. Since 1969 he has been a full professor.

From 1971 to 1973, Kennedy-Minott was an adviser and researcher for Thames T.V. of London on European emigration to the United States and for "The World at War." He is the author of "Peerless Patriots: The Organized Veterans and the Spirit of Patriotism" (1962), "The Fortress That Never Was: The Myth of Hitler's Bavarian Stronghold" (1964), and "The Sinking of the Lollipop: Shirley Temple v. Pete McCloskey and the Politics of Suburbia" (1968).

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to Sweden Nomination GI Rodney O. Kennedy-Minott. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243429

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