Steve King (businessman)

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Steve King
Stephen B. King official photo.jpg
United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic
Assumed office
October 5, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byAndrew H. Schapiro
Personal details
Born (1941-07-04) July 4, 1941 (age 77)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Alma materWestern Illinois University
OccupationBusinessman

Steve King (born July 4, 1941)[1] is an American businessman and Republican Party activist.[2] He is the founder of King Capital LLC,[3] an equity investment and real estate company.[4] He is a former FBI agent.[5]

In 1988, he campaigned unsuccessfully for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Wisconsin.[6]

In July 2017, President Donald Trump nominated King to be the next United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic.[7] This nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 5, 2017.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Steve King". Bucher Blog. July 12, 2005. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  2. "Steve King of Wisconsin is reported to be Trump's pick as ambassador to Czech Republic". Journal Sentinel. May 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  3. "RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Announces COA Chairman and Co - Chairman" (PDF). Republican National Committee. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  4. "King Capital". King Capital. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  5. "Steven Walters: Wisconsin Republicans play key roles in nominating process". GazetteXtra. May 26, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  6. "Wisconsin's Steve King will place Ryan's name in nomination". Journal Sentinel. August 28, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  7. Noennig, Jordyn (July 10, 2017). "Trump nominates Wisconsin's Steve King to serve as ambassador to Czech Republic". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  8. "PN745 — Stephen B. King — Department of State". U.S. Congress. October 5, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.