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Citadel News Service

Office of Public Affairs

October 4, 1999

Ambassador to the United Kingdom and
South Carolina Businessman to Speak at Citadel

           U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom and South Carolina businessman Philip Lader will deliver an address at The Citadel entitled Twenty-first Century Security: A South Carolinian's View From London. The speech will take place in Bond Hall Auditorium (room 165) on October 12 at 8:15 p.m. A reception will follow. The event is open to the public.

          Philip Lader took the oath of office as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on September 12, 1997. Ambassador Lader served in President Clinton's Cabinet as administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and previously was White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President. Formerly, as Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget, he worked closely with Vice President Gore on the Clinton Administration's "reinventing government" initiatives.

          Before entering government service, Ambassador Lader had been president of Sea Pines Company (developer/operator of award-winning, large-scale recreation communities), executive vice president of the late Sir James Goldsmith's U.S. holding company, and president of universities in South Carolina and Australia. He founded Renaissance Weekends, the family retreats for innovative leaders, in 1981.

          Ambassador Lader's education includes Duke University (Phi Beta Kappa), the University of Michigan (M.A. in History), graduate studies in law at Pembroke College, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School (J.D.). He has been awarded honorary doctorates by a number of other institutions.

          His and his wife, Linda LeSourd Lader, have two daughters, Mary-Catherine (14) and Whitaker (12). The Laders maintain their permanent residence on Hilton Head Island.


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