Walter Annenberg, 1981
|United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom|
April 29, 1969 â€“ October 30, 1974
|Prime Minister||Harold Wilson
|Preceded by||David K. E. Bruce|
|Succeeded by||Elliot Richardson|
|Born||(1908-03-13)March 13, 1908
|Died||October 1, 2002(2002-10-01) (aged 94)
|Resting place||Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California
Veronica Dunkelman (m. 1938; div. 1950)
Diana Annenberg (sis.; 1900ï»¿â€“05)
|Children||Wallis (b. 1939)
|Parents||Moses Annenberg (1877â€“1942)
Sadie Cecelia nÃ©e Freedman (1879â€“1965)
Rancho Mirage, California
|Awards|| Officier of Legion of Honour
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1986)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1976)
Knight of Order of St. Gregory the Great
Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service (1988)
Linus Pauling Medal for Humanitarianism
I have very little respect for Nancy Reagan. There is something about her that is very petty.
I didn’t want to be greedy. It’s a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse.
You will not be satisfied unless you are contributing something to or for the benefit of others.
It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself.
Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many actually enjoy every minute of their work.
I didn’t feel the Depression at all. I always had a pocketful of money.
In the world today, a young lady who does not have a college education just is not educated.
Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life.
It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading.
Your Majesty, I took the liberty because I was so desirous of visiting alone with you for a few minutes before the rest of the other peasants arrived.
The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.
Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.
I thought Nixon was getting ganged up on, but when I heard the tapes, I was shocked and terribly saddened.
Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round.
I’d heard he was good, and what the hell sense does it make not to hire somebody because of their color?
What matters is that you are doing what you think is right based on the standards which you hold.
Unless young blacks are brought into the mainstream of economic life, they will continue to be on the curbstone.
I shall participate, I shall contribute, and in so doing, I will be the gainer.
Carter’s done a lot more good since he’s been out of the White House than when he was in it.
When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school.