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John J. Louis, Jr.

AKA John Jeffry Louis, Jr.

Born: 10-Jun-1925
Birthplace: Evanston, IL
Died: 15-Feb-1995
Location of death: Winnetka, IL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to the UK, 1981-83

Military service: US Army Air Force (2nd Lt., pilot, 1943-45)

"His only qualification is that he speaks English." -- Malcolm Toon, in an interview with the Foreign Service Journal, quoted in Time, 12-Apr-1982

[1] Chairman, Illinois Volunteers for Goldwater, 1964.

Father: John J. Louis (b. 1896, d. 19-Feb-1959)
Mother: Henrietta Johnson (dau. of Herbert F. Johnson, b. 1902, d. 1992)
Brother: Herbert J. Louis (b. 1924)
Brother: Michael W. Louis (b. 1931)
Wife: Josephine Peters (one son, two daughters)
John Jeffry Louis III (venture capitalist, b. 1963)
Daughter: Kimberly Stewart
Daughter: Tracy Merrill

    University: BA, Williams College (1947)
    University: MBA, Dartmouth College (1949)
    Administrator: Trustee, Northwestern University

    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1981-83)
    Gannett Chairman, Combined Communications Corp. (1968-81)
    Member of the Board of KTAR Broadcasting Co. Chairman (1961-68)
    S. C. Johnson & Son Director of International Marketing (1958-61)
    Needham, Louis, and Brorby Account executive (1951-58)
    Member of the Board of Gannett (1985-95)
    Member of the Board of Gannett (1968-81)
    Member of the Board of S. C. Johnson & Son
    S. C. Johnson Family

    Atlanta Braves Part owner (past)
    Milwaukee Braves Vice president (past)
    Chicago White Sox Part owner (past)

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