Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1981

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Author: Ronald W. Reagan  | Date: May 28, 1981

Nomination of Maxwell M. Rabb To Be United States Ambassador to Italy
May 28, 1981

The President announced today his intention to nominate Maxwell M. Rabb, of New York, as Ambassador to Italy. He would succeed Richard N. Gardner, who has resigned.

Mr. Rabb served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant from 1944 to 1946. From 1935 to 1937 and from 1946 to 1951, he was a partner in the law firm of Rabb and Rabb, Boston, Mass. Since 1958 he has been senior partner in the law firm of Stroock, Stroock and Lavan, New York, N.Y.

His government experience began in 1937 when he was administrative assistant to United States Senator Henry Cabot Lodge until 1943. In 1944 he was administrative assistant to United States Senator Sinclair Weeks. He was legal and legislative consultant to Secretary of the Navy Forrestal in 1946, and in 1952 he was consultant to the United States Rules Committee. From 1953 to 1958, he served as Presidential Assistant and Secretary of the Cabinet of the United States and from January-October 1953 was also Associate Counsel to the President. He has actively served on numerous committees and commissions since 1958.

Mr. Rabb was born September 28, 1910, in Boston, Mass. He graduated (A.B.) in 1932 from Harvard College and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1935.

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Chicago: Ronald W. Reagan, "Nomination of Maxwell M. Rabb to Be United States Ambassador to Italy," Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1981 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1981 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1211 Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZY8L6ENANV4QS1.

MLA: Reagan, Ronald W. "Nomination of Maxwell M. Rabb to Be United States Ambassador to Italy." Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1981, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1981 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1211, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZY8L6ENANV4QS1.

Harvard: Reagan, RW, 'Nomination of Maxwell M. Rabb to Be United States Ambassador to Italy' in Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, 1981. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, 1981 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1211. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZY8L6ENANV4QS1.