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Senate Committee Confirms Annenberg; He Will Be First U.S. Jew Envoy to Britain

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today confirmed the appointment of Walter Annenberg, a millionaire publisher, as United States Ambassador to Britain. Mr. Annenberg, a close personal friend of President Richard M. Nixon, is the first American Jew to be named Ambassador to the Court of St. James. The only negative vote was cast by committee chairman Sen. J. William Fulbright (D., Ark.) who told reporters later that he did not want to go into the reasons for his vote. Mr. Annenberg is publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, TV Guide, Seventeen magazine and several other newspapers and heads Triangle Publications which publishes the Daily Racing Form.