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Kingdon Gould Jr.

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Kingdon Gould Jr.
United States Ambassador to the Netherlands
In office
October 18, 1973 – September 30, 1976
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byJ. William Middendorf
Succeeded byRobert J. McCloskey
United States Ambassador to Luxembourg
In office
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byGeorge J. Feldman
Succeeded byRuth Lewis Farkas
Personal details
Born(1924-01-03)January 3, 1924
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 16, 2018(2018-01-16) (aged 94)
North Laurel, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Thorne
Children(nine; including Kingdon Gould III)
ParentsKingdon Gould, Sr.
Alma materYale University
OccupationDiplomat, businessman, philanthropist

Kingdon Gould Jr. (January 3, 1924 – January 16, 2018) was an American diplomat, businessman, and philanthropist.[1]

A Republican businessman, President Richard Nixon appointed Gould to serve as United States Ambassador to Luxembourg, a position he would serve from 1969 through 1972. In 1973, Gould was appointed as Ambassador to the Netherlands by President Gerald Ford, serving until 1976.

Gould died on January 16, 2018 in North Laurel, Maryland of pneumonia at the age of 94.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nixon= the fifth year of his presidency. Congressional Quarterly. 1974. ISBN 9780871870520. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  2. "Kingdon Gould Jr., former ambassador and horseman, dies at 94". The Baltimore Sun. January 19, 2018. Archived from the original on January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.