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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of John Giffen Weinmann for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of Protocol for the White House

1991-07-11

The President has announced his intention to appoint John Giffen Weinmann, of Louisiana, to be Chief of Protocol for the White House. He would succeed Joseph Verner Reed. In conjunction with this position, the President has announced his intention to nominate Mr. Weinmann for the rank of Ambassador while so serving.

Since 1989 Ambassador Weinmann has served as U.S. Ambassador to Finland. Prior to this, Ambassador Weinmann served as a member of the national finance committee for George Bush for President; and Louisiana State finance chairman for the George Bush for President/Louisiana Victory '88. He served as president and director for Waverly Oil Corp., 1979 - 1989. Ambassador Weinmann served as chairman of the board of Eason Oil Co., 1977; and director, 1961 - 1980. He has been involved in numerous professional and civic organizations.

Ambassador Weinmann graduated from Tulane University (B.A., 1950; and J.D., 1952). He was born August 29, 1928, in New Orleans, LA. Ambassador Weinmann served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He is married, has five children, and resides in Metairie, LA.

Note: This nomination was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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