Sully Sullenberger

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Sullenberger in Henderson, Nevada at a Joe Biden campaign, February 2020

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger, III (born January 23, 1951) is an American pilot and writer. He is known for saving US Airways Flight 1549 that successfully landed in the Hudson River in New York City.

Sullenberger was born on January 23, 1951[1] in Denison, Texas. He is married to Lorraine Sullenberger. He has two daughters.

A movie about Sullenberger's heroic flight, Sully by Clint Eastwood has been released in 2016. Tom Hanks plays Sullenberger.

On June 15, 2021, President Joe Biden announced he would nominate Sullenberger as the U.S. representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization, with the rank of ambassador.[2][3]

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  1. Texas Department of Health. "Grayson County Births 1951 [[Denison, Texas]]". USGenWeb Archives. Retrieved January 16, 2009. URL–wikilink conflict (help)[permanent dead link]
  2. Tyler, Pager (June 15, 2021). "Biden to nominate Tom Nides as ambassador to Israel; Ken Salazar, 'Sully' Sullenberger also get posts". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  3. "President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Nine More Individuals to Serve as Ambassadors". White House Press Office. June 15, 2021.

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