Charles Swindells

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Charles Joseph "Butch" Swindells (born 1942)[1] is a former United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. He was appointed to the position by U.S. President George W. Bush, with the strong support of his home state of Oregon's two U.S. Senators.[2] He served from 2001 to 2005.

Swindells earned a B.S. from Lewis & Clark College in 1964, and served as a trustee there from 1998 to 2001.[2] He also attended Willamette University College of Law. After law school, he went into finance and investing.[2] In 1968, he and law school roommate Jeffrey Grayson founded Capital Consultants together; Swindells left that company in 1985 (and was not involved in the company's financial scandal of the late 1990s).[3][4] He later co-founded Capital Trust Co., which became one of the largest trust companies in the Northwest, in 1981.[5]

Swindells has served on the board of directors of Swift Energy Company and The Greenbrier Companies.[6]

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  1. ^ Charles J. Swindells (1942–)
  2. ^ a b c "Charles Swindells ’64 named ambassador". The Lewis & Clark Chronicle. 2002. 
  3. ^ "Jeffrey Grayson's checkered career". The Oregonian. April 17, 2002. 
  4. ^ "CLARIFICATION * A PAGE ONE TUESDAY PROFILE OF FORMER CAPITAL CONSULTANTS". The Oregonian. April 24, 2002. 
  5. ^ SORENSEN, DONALD J. (April 21, 1988). "CAPITAL TRUST SLATES MERGER WITH LEXINGTON". The Oregonian. 
  6. ^ Forbes http://people.forbes.com/profile/charles-j-swindells/75911.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Carol Moseley Braun
U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand
Also accredited to Samoa
2001–2005
Succeeded by
William McCormick