Tom C. Korologos

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Tom C. Korologos
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United States Ambassador to Belgium
In office
July 14, 2004 – 2007
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Stephen Brauer
Succeeded by Sam Fox
Personal details
Born Tom Chris Korologos
(1933-04-06) April 6, 1933 (age 84)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Profession Lobbyist

Tom Chris Korologos (born April 6, 1933) is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium.[1]

Early life, education, and early career[edit]

A second generation Greek American, Korologos was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has family origins from Tyros, Arcadia, in Greece. His parents Chris T. Korologos and Irene M. Kolendrianos, are both immigrants from Arcadia, in the Peloponnese region. His father was a bartender in Utah.[citation needed]

Korologos started out as a journalist with The Salt Lake Tribune.[2] Later he worked for the New York Herald Tribune, the Long Island Press, and the Associated Press. He was a U.S. Air Force officer from 1956 to 1957. He earned his B.A. degree at the University of Utah[3] in 1956, and a M.S. degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism[3] in 1958 where he received the Grantland Rice Fellowship and a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.[1]

Political career[edit]

From 1962 to 1971 he worked for U.S. Senator Wallace F. Bennett of Utah. He served in the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford presidential administrations from 1971 to 1975, and has worked closely with Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. He was co-founder of Timmons & Company, a Washington, DC consulting firm.[4] He has been involved in more than 300 U.S. Senate confirmations including assisting Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Vice President Gerald Ford, Supreme Court Justices: William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, and nominee Robert Bork, as well as several cabinet secretaries, including: Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, and Donald Rumsfeld.[5]

Korologos has had a wide and varied Washington, D.C. experience. He has served as a senior staff member in the U.S. Congress, as an assistant to two Presidents in the White House, was a prominent businessman, and most recently was a senior counselor with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad.[6] In addition, he was a long-time member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy and a charter member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors[7] that has jurisdiction over all non-military U.S. Government radio and TV broadcasting overseas. He currently is strategic advisor at DLA Piper[8] in Washington, D.C.[3]

Non-profit board memberships[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Korologos was married to Joy G. Korologos, who died from melanoma in 1997. The couple had three children, Paula, Ann and Philip. Paula, one of their daughters, is an actress who goes professionally by Paula Cale. Korologos remarried to art collector Ann McLaughlin Korologos, who was United States Secretary of Labor in the Ronald Reagan administration and who serves on the boards of several major companies. Korologos is an avid professional photographer who showcases at the Ann Korologos Gallery, owned by his wife, in Basalt, Colorado.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Korologos, Tom C". 2001-2009.state.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Ambassador Price leaves post for home". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  3. ^ a b c "Thomas C. Korologos". www.nixonlibrary.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Tom Korologos: GOP Lobbyist and and#8220;101st Senatorand#8221; - The National Herald". www.thenationalherald.com. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  5. ^ Greenhouse, Linda; Times, Special to the New York (1986-08-18). "WASHINGTON TALK: WORKING PROFILE; STEERING NOMINEES OVER CAPITOL HILL: TOM C. KOROLOGOS". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Coalition Provisional Authority | C-SPAN.org". www.c-span.org. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  7. ^ "BBG". BBG. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  8. ^ "Tom C. Korologos - Overview | People | DLA Piper Global Law Firm". DLA Piper. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  9. ^ http://www.washingtontimes.com, The Washington Times. "Benefit shines light of hope". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  10. ^ Team, Meridian International Center. "Tom C. Korologos | Meridian International Center". www.meridian.org. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  11. ^ Ahlberg, Kristin L. (2013-01-04). Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXXVIII: Part 1, Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1973-1976. Government Printing Office. ISBN 9780160895302. 
  12. ^ "Aspen Institute: Bill Would Streamline Appointment Process". Roll Call. 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  13. ^ "Our Board - Layalina Productions". Layalina Productions. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  14. ^ Ann Korologos Gallery - Tom Korologos, artist biography

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Stephen Brauer
United States Ambassador to Belgium
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Sam Fox