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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Rockwell Anthony Schnabel To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce


The President today announced his intention to nominate Rockwell Anthony Schnabel to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism. He would succeed Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

Since 1985 Ambassador Schnabel has been the United States Ambassador to Finland. Prior to this he served as deputy chairman of the investment banking firm of Morgan, Olmstead, Kennedy   Gardner, Inc., in Los Angeles, CA, 1983 - 1985. In 1965 he joined Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards, Inc., serving in various senior management positions, including president of the firm's holding company. He has been very active in a number of civic, political, professional, and cultural organizations in Los Angeles, CA.

Ambassador Schnabel was born in 1936 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and attended Trinity College, 1952 - 1956. In 1957 he relocated to the United States and subsequently became a U.S. citizen and served in the U.S. Air National Guard Reserve, 1959 - 1965. Ambassador Schnabel is married and has three children.

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