Lewis Eisenberg

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Lewis Eisenberg
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United States Ambassador to Italy
In office
October 4, 2017 – January 4, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJohn R. Phillips
Succeeded byThomas D. Smitham (Chargé d’Affaires ad interim)
United States Ambassador to San Marino
In office
October 4, 2017 – January 4, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJohn R. Phillips
Succeeded byThomas D. Smitham (Chargé d’Affaires ad interim)
Chair of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
In office
November 9, 1995 – December 2001
Preceded byKathleen Donovan
Succeeded byJack Sinagra
Personal details
Born
Lewis Michael Eisenberg

(1942-10-12) October 12, 1942 (age 79)
Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceVero Beach, Florida
EducationDartmouth College (BA)
Cornell University (MBA)

Lewis Michael "Lew" Eisenberg (born 1942) is an American financier, investor and philanthropist.

Eisenberg is known for co-founding and heading a private equity firm, Granite Capital International Group L.P. Lewis Eisenberg has a relation in American political fundraising circles. He is most notable for the various national, state, and bi-state appointments he held throughout his career, specifically as the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey[1] at the time of the September 11, 2001 attack of the World Trade Center, which the Port Authority operated.

In January 2017, Eisenberg was named as President Donald Trump's Ambassador to Italy.[2] He was confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 2017.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FORMER NEW JERSEY STATE SENATOR JACK G. SINAGRA ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF PORT AUTHORITY BOARD". Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. December 13, 2001. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  2. Savage, Charlie, et al., "Taxpayers Will Defend Trump in Suit Charging Constitutional Violations > Two big Trump donors get plum ambassadorships". New York Times. January 23, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  3. "PN743 — Lewis M. Eisenberg — Department of State". U.S. Congress. Retrieved September 2, 2017.