Ridgway B. Knight
|Ridgway B. Knight|
|United States Ambassador to Portugal|
July 30, 1969 – February 24, 1973
|Preceded by||W. Tapley Bennett, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Stuart Nash Scott|
|44th United States Ambassador to Belgium|
June 24, 1965 – April 16, 1969
|President||Lyndon B. Johnson
|Preceded by||Douglas MacArthur II|
|Succeeded by||John Eisenhower|
|United States Ambassador to Syria|
January 11, 1962 – May 27, 1965
|President||John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
|Succeeded by||Hugh H. Smythe|
|Born||Ridgway Brewster Knight
June 12, 1911
|Died||August 14, 2001
The son of American parents living in Paris (painter Louis Aston Knight and Caroline Ridgeway Brewster), he studied and graduated from Harvard Business School in 1931. Following his studies, Knight began importing French wine to the US, and in 1942 took part in organizing the US landing in Algeria.
Knight served as US ambassador to several countries, and later served as president of the American Club of Paris (1984–1989). He got married to Christine Saint-Léger at Inxent on February 19, 1983. His grandson, Ridgway B. Knight 3rd, married Patricia Wachtell on May 30, 1987. Knight died in Inxent, France, at the age of 90.
- "Knight, Ridgway Brewster (1911-2001)". Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 13, 2008.
- "OBITUARY : Ridgway Brewster Knight, 90". International Herald Tribune. 2001-08-18. Retrieved 2008-12-30.[dead link]
- "Patricia Wachtell, Bank Executive, Is Married to Ridgway B. Knight 3d". The New York Times. May 31, 1987.
- "Belgium". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved November 13, 2008.
- "Portugal". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved November 13, 2008.
- "Syria". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved November 13, 2008.
- "AMBASSADOR RIDGWAY B. KNIGHT", The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
- The John F. Kennedy National Security Files, 1961–1963
Charles W. Yost
|United States Ambassador to Syria
Hugh H. Smythe
Douglas MacArthur II
|United States Ambassador to Belgium
John S. D. Eisenhower
W. Tapley Bennett, Jr.
|United States Ambassador to Portugal
Stuart Nash Scott