Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983

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Author: Ronald W. Reagan  | Date: September 20, 1983

Nomination of Geoffrey Swaebe To Be United States Ambassador to
Belgium
September 20, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Geoffrey Swaebe, of California, to be Ambassador to Belgium. He would succeed Charles H. Price II.

Mr. Swaebe was executive officer with Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chicago, Ill., in 1936-1938 and divisional merchandise manager with Thalhimers Department Store in Richmond, Va., in 1938-1948. He was general merchandise manager with Pizitz Department Store in Birmingham, Ala., in 1948-1950; general manager, director, and vice president of the Hecht Co. in Baltimore, Md., in 1950-1962; and chairman of the board and president of the May Department Stores of California in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1962-1972. In 1972-1981 he was self-employed as a business and management consultant in Los Angeles. Since 1981 he has been Representative of the United States of America to the European Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

He served in the United States Army in 1942-1946. He was a commissioner of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles and a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee. He attended Boston University. He was born March 23, 1911, in London, England, and became naturalized in 1942.

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Chicago: Ronald W. Reagan, "Nomination of Geoffrey Swaebe to Be United States Ambassador to Belgium," Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757 Original Sources, accessed April 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMZ7M7JTK647YTC.

MLA: Reagan, Ronald W. "Nomination of Geoffrey Swaebe to Be United States Ambassador to Belgium." Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757, Original Sources. 21 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMZ7M7JTK647YTC.

Harvard: Reagan, RW, 'Nomination of Geoffrey Swaebe to Be United States Ambassador to Belgium' in Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1983. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1983 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), Pp.1755-1757. Original Sources, retrieved 21 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMZ7M7JTK647YTC.