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J. William Middendorf II

AKA John William Middendorf II

Born: 22-Sep-1924
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Diplomat, Business
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ford's Secretary of the Navy

Military service: US Navy (1944-46)


[1] Treasurer, Goldwater presidential campaign, 1964.

Wife: Isabelle Paine (four children)

    University: BS Naval Science, College of the Holy Cross (1945)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1947)
    University: MBA, Stern School of Business (1954)

    US Ambassador to the European Union (1985-87)
    US Ambassador to the Organization of American States (1981-85)
    First American Bankshares President & CEO (1977-81)
    US Secretary of the Navy (1974-77)
    US Ambassador to the Netherlands (1969-73)
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Defense Forum Foundation (1988-)
    Friends of George Allen
    George W. Bush for President
    The Heritage Foundation Trustee
    International Republican Institute Board of Directors
    John McCain 2008
    McCain 2000
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Republican National Committee Treasurer (1965-69)

Author of books:
A Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater's Presidential Campaign and the Origins of the Conservative Movement (2006, politics)
Potomac Fever: A Memoir of Politics and Public Service (2011, memoir)


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