1928 – Born in Toledo, Ohio U.S.A.
1950 – He graduated college at Yale University in Connecticut U.S.A.
1953 – He became active duty in the United States Navy.
1960 – He was the confidential assistant to the Secretary of Commerce (head of the United States Department
of Commerce concerned with business and industry).
1976 – He was appointed by Donald Rumsfeld the secretary of Defense of United States as a representative in
Europe and the defense advisor to the U.S. mission to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).
1981 – He became the Ambassador to France under President Ronald Reagan (40th President of the United
1998 – He became chairman of the board of the New York subsidiary of LVMH (A French holding company and
the world’s largest luxury goods).