THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PHILIP LADER AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Philip Lader as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Mr. Lader, of South Carolina, served as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and was a member of the President's Cabinet. His prior service in the Clinton Administration includes Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Chief of Staff, as well as Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget. Working directly with Vice President Gore on the Administration's reinventing government agenda, he chaired the National Performance Review's Policy Committee, as well as the President's Management Council and the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, comprised of the government-wide Inspectors General. Mr. Lader previously was President of Sea Pines Company, an award-winning developer/operator of recreation communities. In addition, he served as Executive Vice President of Sir James Goldsmith's U.S. holding company and as president of universities in South Carolina and Australia.
He earned a B.A. with distinction in Political Science from Duke University in 1966 (Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.A. in History from the University of Michigan in 1967. He completed graduate studies in Law and English Constitutional History from Oxford University in 1967-1968, and earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1972. He is an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford University. He is married to Linda LeSourd Lader, who is a trustee of the American International University in London. Mr. Lader and his wife co-founded, in 1981, Renaissance Weekends, family retreats for innovative leaders. They have two daughters, Mary-Catherine and Whitaker.