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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of Peter F. Secchia To Be United States Ambassador to Italy


The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter F. Secchia to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Italy. He would succeed Maxwell M. Rabb.

Currently Mr. Secchia serves as chairman of the board of The Universal Companies, Inc.; and as vice chairman of the Republican National Committee in the Midwest. He also served as host chairman of the 1985 Republican National Committee midwest leadership conference in Grand Rapids, MI. Mr. Secchia founded the Lake Michigan conference and is a member of the executive committee of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation. In addition, he was the founding president of the West Michigan Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy.

Mr. Secchia received a business administration degree from Michigan State University. He is married, has four children, and resides in East Grand Rapids, MI.

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