January 9, 1987 |
Pope John Paul II on Thursday received the credentials of new U.S. Ambassador Frank Shakespeare as the replacement for one of President Reagan's closest friends, William A. Wilson, who was several times rebuked by the State Department for his behavior as the American representative to the Vatican. Wilson resigned last July after it was revealed that he had made an unauthorized visit to Libya to meet with Col. Moammar Kadafi during a time of crisis in U.S.-Libyan relations.
July 14, 1996 |
About a year ago, Andre Braugher, who plays Det. Frank Pembleton on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street," went to Tom Fontana, the show's executive producer, to express his dissatisfaction with the role. After three seasons on the critically acclaimed police series, which had inched its way to ratings success, the Chicago-born actor had had it with the mercurial and prickly Pembleton.
July 25, 1985 |
Frank Shakespeare, former U.S. Information Agency director and current chairman of the Board for International Broadcasting, was nominated to be ambassador to Portugal Wednesday by President Reagan.
August 2, 1985 |
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday approved, on 9-0 votes, the nominations of James G. Dean to be U.S. ambassador to India and Frank W. Shakespeare to be ambassador to Portugal.
June 9, 1989 |
President Bush today nominated Thomas P. Melady, former president of a Roman Catholic university in Connecticut, as the new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Melady, who would succeed Frank Shakespeare, is a former U.S. Department of Education official who was ambassador to Burundi and Uganda in the Nixon Administration. He was president of Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Conn., from 1976 to 1986, and is current president of the Connecticut Public Expenditure Council in Hartford.
June 9, 1988
The U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican will deliver the commencement address Saturday at Thomas Aquinas College, a private Catholic liberal arts school in Santa Paula. Frank Shakespeare, who is only the second U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, will fly in from Rome to speak to the 30 graduating seniors, the largest graduating class since the school's founding in 1971. "It's quite a wonderful thing," said Aquinas public affairs director Jim Twyman.