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United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom - Nomination of Kingman Brewster, Jr

April 07, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Kingman Brewster, Jr., of New Haven, Conn., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Brewster is president of Yale University.

He was born June 17, 1919, in Longmeadow, Mass. He received an A.B. in 1941 from Yale University and an LL.B. in 1948 from Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946.

In 1949 and 1950, Brewster was a research associate in the department of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1950 to 1953, he was an assistant professor of law at Harvard University, and from 1953 to 1960 he was a professor there.

Brewster served as a professor and provost of Yale University from 1961 until 1963, when he became president of the university.

Brewster was chairman of the National Policy Panel of the United Nations in 1968. He was a member of the President's Commission on Selective Service in 1966 and 1967 and of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice from 1965 to 1967.

He is the author of "Anti-trust and American Business Abroad" (1969) and coauthor of "Law of International Transactions and Relations" (1960).

Jimmy Carter, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom - Nomination of Kingman Brewster, Jr Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243069