Ambassador to the United Kingdom: Who Is Louis Susman?
Like his recent predecessors, President Barack Obama has turned to a major financial contributor, rather than a career diplomat, to serve as Ambassador to Great Britain. Louis B. Susman is a retired lawyer, business executive and banker. Although the British press has criticized Obama for choosing a campaign donor rather than a career diplomat, it is widely believed that the Senate will confirm Susman. In fact, since the end of World War II, only one of the eighteen US Ambassadors to Great Britain has been a career diplomat, and Robert Tuttle, President George W. Bush’s appointee, was a Beverly Hills car-dealer who raised at least $100,000 for Bush’s election campaign.
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