John Giffen Weinmann

John Giffen Weinmann (August 29, 1928[1] – June 9, 2016) served as United States Ambassador to Finland and later as the Chief of Protocol of the United States under President George H. W. Bush. He was appointed Ambassador to Finland on October 10, 1989 and presented his credentials on November 10 of that year. His tenure in Finland concluded on August 29, 1991 after being nominated to be Chief of Protocol on July 11, 1991.[1] He succeeded Rockwell A. Schnabel and was succeeded by John Hubert Kelly.[2]

He served as Chief of Protocol from October 31, 1991 to January 20, 1993, succeeding Joseph Verner Reed, Jr. and being succeeded by Molly M. Raiser.[3]

He attended Tulane University.[4]


  1. ^ a b Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: George Bush, 1991.
  2. ^ Nomination of John Giffen Weinmann To Be United States Ambassador to Finland
  3. ^ John Weinmann, a former ambassador who reigned as Rex, dies at 87
  4. ^ Tulane Law to celebrate life of John Weinmann