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Gregory J. Newell

Born: 30-Aug-1949
Birthplace: Geneseo, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Sweden, 1985-89

"I find it difficult to be sending an ambassador to Sweden who doesn't know how many countries are in NATO." -- Sen. Joseph Biden, at Newell's confirmation hearing


[1] Director of the Advance Office, Dole presidential primary campaign, 1979. Director of Presidential Scheduling, Reagan-Bush Committee, 1980.

Wife: Candilynne Jones (m. 1978, four children)

    University: Church College of Hawaii (1967-68)
    University:
Brigham Young University (1971-74)
    Administrator: Language Training Mission, Brigham Young University (1977-78)

    US Ambassador to Sweden (1985-89)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1982-85)
    White House Staff Director of Scheduling (1981-82)
    Pennsylvania State Official Deputy Administrative Assistant to Gov. Dick Thornburgh (1979-80)
    White House Staff Assistant to President Gerald Ford (1975-77)
    McCain-Palin Compliance Fund
    McCain-Palin Victory 2008
    McCain Victory Committee
    Religious Mission: Mormon France, Belgium, Luxembourg (1968-71)
    Religious Mission: Mormon France & Belgium (1948-50)


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