|United States Ambassador to
the United Kingdom
July 10, 2009 – April 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Robert H. Tuttle|
November 19, 1937 |
St Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan
Washington University in St. Louis
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.
Susman is a longtime and prolific fundraiser for Democratic Party candidates, including Obama and 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry. According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP), "US ambassador residences in London and Paris have long been retreats for presidents' wealthy friends. His appointment was criticized because Obama had promised to appoint more career diplomats as ambassadors to prestige posts.
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Robert H. Tuttle
|U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom