United States Ambassador to Portugal: Who Is George Glass?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
George Glass

George Edward Glass, a major donor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was repaid for his generosity by being nominated on June 19, 2017, to be the U.S. ambassador to Portugal.

Glass graduated from South Eugene (Oregon) High School and went on to the University of Oregon, where he earned a B.S. degree in 1982. He later served for a time on the board of trustees of his alma mater.

 

Glass worked in banking until branching out on his own in 1990, when he founded Pacific Crest Securities in Portland, Oregon. The company buys and sells technology stocks for institutional investors. Glass was the president and vice chairman of Pacific Crest until 2014, when it was sold to KeyBanc Capital Markets. He then concentrated on his real estate holdings as owner of MGG Development of Lake Oswego, Oregon, which manages apartment complexes and rental houses.

 

He originally supported Jeb Bush in the most recent presidential contest, giving him $2,700 in 2015. He was a bigger donor to Trump, giving Trump Victory $77,500, as well as $22,500 to Trump’s scaled-down inaugural and $33,400 to the Republican National Committee during the last cycle. He has also contributed tens of thousands of dollars to numerous state Republican parties, as well as to the presidential campaign.

 

In 2014, Glass and his wife founded the George And Mary Glass Foundation, which helps fund Catholic schools in Oregon.

 

Glass has visited Portugal at least once, in 2014, on a trip to the Fatima shrine and other attractions.

 

Glass and his wife, Mary, have three adult sons: Gordon, George and A.J. Glass enjoys hunting. He serves on the board of trustees of Oregon Health Sciences University.

-Steve Straehley

 

To Learn More:

Named: George E. Glass to be U.S. Ambassador to Portugal  – Washington, D.C. (Portuguese American Journal)

Official Announcement

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