New US ambassador to start tomorrow

Former businessman and ‘extremely successful fund raiser for the Republicans’ James Culbertson (70) is to start his new job as US ambassador to the Netherlands on Wednesday, reports the Financieele Dagblad.

According to a newspaper in his home state of North Carolina, Culbertson himself was not too keen on accepting the appointment but his daughter had other ideas, reports the FD: ‘She said I could no longer reject a request from the president of the US’.
Culbertson has one daughter and two grandsons.

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