Washington (Mar. 19)
John Loeb, Jr., a New York investment banker and a member of one of America’s most prominent Jewish families, has been selected by President Reagan to be his Ambassador to Denmark, White House sources have disclosed. Loeb has been actively associated with prominent Republican candidates over the years and was an advisor to Nelson Rockefeller when Rockefeller was New York’s Governor.
The Loeb family traces its American origins to 1680 when Sephardic forebears arrived from the Dutch colony of Curacao. Loeb himself was instrumental in founding the exhibit on the Jewish community in early America that the Daughters of the American Revolution opened in Washington and is now scheduled for exhibition in 12 American cities. Loeb was chairman of the Zeev Jabotinsky Centennial Dinner last November in New York in honor of the Zionist leader. He is a trustee of the National Conference of Christians and Jews and a member of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy’s Executive Committee.