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Brewer's: Ambassador

a practical joke played on greenhorns aboard ship. A tub full of water is placed between two stools, and the whole being covered with a green cloth, a sailor sits on each stool, to keep the…

Brewer's: Welsh Ambassador

( The). The cuckoo. Logan, in his poem To the Cuckoo calls it the “messenger of Spring”; but the Welsh ambassador means that the bird …

Yuli Vorontsov Biography

ambassadorDied: Dec. 12, 2007 (Moscow, Russia) Best Known as: Russian ambassador and United Nations envoy Vorontsov served the Soviet Union and Russia as an …

George Voinovich,

politician, was the lone Republican senator to take a firm stand against John Bolton, President Bush's nominee to become U.S. ambassador to the UN. In May, Voinovich urged his colleagues to v…

Veronica Varekova

A model since 1996, Veronica Varekova is best known for her repeat appearances in the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalog and the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. (She appeared on the cover o…

Jon Huntsman

Name at birth: Jon Huntsman, Jr.Jon Huntsman is the former governor of Utah who also served as the American ambassador to China from 2009-2011. One of nine children, Jon Huntsman grew up in Palo Alto,…

Joseph Kennedy, Sr.

The patriarch of the political Kennedy family, Joseph P. Kennedy was the father of a U.S. president and two U.S. senators and achieved his own fame as a businessman and political force. Joseph Kenned…

Some Milestones in U.S. Diplomatic History

Source: U.S. State Department Benjamin Franklin was the first U.S. diplomat. He was appointed in 1776 to help gain French support for American independence and later became minister to France …