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His Excellency
Walter Annenberg

Walter Annenberg, 1981
United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
April 29, 1969 â€“ October 30, 1974
Monarch Elizabeth II
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Edward Heath
Harold Wilson
Preceded by David K. E. Bruce
Succeeded by Elliot Richardson
Personal details
Born (1908-03-13)March 13, 1908
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died October 1, 2002(2002-10-01) (aged 94)
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Resting place Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California[1]
33°46′34″N 116°24′43″W / 33.776°N 116.412°W / 33.776; -116.412
Nationality United States

Veronica Dunkelman (m. 1938; div. 1950)
Leonore Cohn (m. 1951)


Diana Annenberg (sis.; 1900–05)
Esther Levee (sis.; 1901–92)
Janet Hooker (sis.; 1904–97)
Enid Haupt (sis.; 1906–2005)
Lita Hazen (sis.; 1909–19)
Evelyn Hall (sis.; 1911–2005)
Harriet Aronson (sis.; 1914–69)
7 grandchildren
6 great-grandchildren

Children Wallis (b. 1939)
Roger (1940–62)
Parents Moses Annenberg (1877–1942)
Sadie Cecelia née Freedman (1879–1965)
Residence Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Rancho Mirage, California
Occupation Publisher
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
Website Annenberg Foundation

I have very little respect for Nancy Reagan. There is something about her that is very petty.
Walter Annenberg
Accomplish something every day of your life.
 Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A.
I didn’t want to be greedy. It’s a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse.
Walter Annenberg
You will not be satisfied unless you are contributing something to or for the benefit of others.
Walter Annenberg
It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself.
Walter Annenberg
Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many actually enjoy every minute of their work.
Walter Annenberg
I didn’t feel the Depression at all. I always had a pocketful of money.
Walter Annenberg
My country has been very good to me; I must be good to my country.
In the world today, a young lady who does not have a college education just is not educated.
Walter Annenberg
The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges.
Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life.
Walter Annenberg
All I ever seek from good deeds is a measure of respect.
I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading.
Walter Annenberg
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.
Walter Annenberg
The greatest power is not money power, but political power.
The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.
Walter Annenberg
People who think about art as an investment are pathetic.
Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound.
My success? Being born the son of Moses Annenberg.
Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.
Walter Annenberg
Few things are as essential as education.
I thought Nixon was getting ganged up on, but when I heard the tapes, I was shocked and terribly saddened.
Walter Annenberg
Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round.
Walter Annenberg
I’d heard he was good, and what the hell sense does it make not to hire somebody because of their color?
Walter Annenberg
What matters is that you are doing what you think is right based on the standards which you hold.
Walter Annenberg
Our blood will turn from red to blue, although our money is but new.
TV is like theater. You can't enjoy it without a program.
Unless young blacks are brought into the mainstream of economic life, they will continue to be on the curbstone.
Walter Annenberg
I shall participate, I shall contribute, and in so doing, I will be the gainer.
Walter Annenberg
Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A.
God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
Don't worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.
Carter’s done a lot more good since he’s been out of the White House than when he was in it.
Walter Annenberg
When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
Walter Annenberg
Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school.
Walter Annenberg