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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of John Giffen Weinmann To Be United States Ambassador to Finland


The President today announced his intention to nominate John Giffen Weinmann to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Finland. He would succeed Rockwell Anthony Schnabel.

Since 1988 Mr. Weinmann has been a member of the national finance committee for George Bush for President, and Louisiana State finance chairman for George Bush for President/Louisiana Victory '88. Mr. Weinmann has been president and director for Waverly Oil Corp., 1979 to the present. He was chairman of the board of Eason Oil Co., 1977, and director, 1961 - 1980. He has been involved in numerous professional and civic organizations.

Mr. Weinmann graduated from Tulane University (B.A., 1950; J.D., 1952). He was born August 29, 1928, in New Orleans, LA. He is married, has five children, and resides in New Orleans, LA.

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