Louis B. Susman (born November 19, 1937) is an American lawyer, retired investment banker, and the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom. Nominated by President Barack Obama, he was confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 2009, and sworn in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
|United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom|
October 13, 2009 – April 3, 2013
|Prime Minister||Gordon Brown
|Preceded by||Robert H. Tuttle|
|Succeeded by||Matthew Barzun|
November 19, 1937 |
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Marjorie (née Sachs)|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan
Washington University School of Law
Susman practiced law for 27 years and was a senior partner at the St. Louis-based law firm of Thompson & Mitchell, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.
Susman served on the Board of Directors and Management Committee for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise from 1975 to 1989. He was appointed to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy by Ronald Reagan in 1988, and served as a director of the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C.
Susman served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2013. He had been a longtime and prolific fundraiser for Democratic Party candidates, including Obama and 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry.
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