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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of Joseph B. Gildenhorn To Be United States Ambassador to Switzerland


The President today announced his intention to nominate Joseph B. Gildenhorn to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Switzerland. He would succeed Philip D. Winn.

Since 1962 Mr. Gildenhorn has served as president and director of JBG Real Estate Associates, Inc., in Washington, DC. He has also been a senior partner with Brown, Gildenhorn, and Jacobs in Washington, DC, 1958 to present. Prior to this Mr. Gildenhorn served as an attorney with the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, 1956 - 1958. Mr. Gildenhorn has served in several capacities with the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Washington, including president, 1987 - 1989; vice president, 1986 - 1987; and major gifts chairman, 1981 - 1983.

Mr. Gildenhorn graduated from the University of Maryland (B.S., 1951) and Yale University Law School (LL.B. and J.D., 1954). Mr. Gildenhorn was born September 17, 1929, in Washington, DC. He is married, has two children, and currently resides in Washington, DC.

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