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Peter H. Dailey
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United States Ambassador to Ireland
In office
April 30, 1982 – January 15, 1984
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by William V. Shannon
Succeeded by Robert F. Kane
Personal details
Born (1930-05-01)May 1, 1930
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died March 11, 2018(2018-03-11) (aged 87)
Pasadena, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Ann Biggerstaff
Children 5
Alma mater UCLA
Military service
Allegiance Flag of the United States.svg.png United States
Service/branch Template:Country data United States Navy

Peter H. Dailey (May 1, 1930 – March 11, 2018) was an American advertising executive, who served as United States Ambassador to Ireland (1982–1984).[1]

Dailey was born in New Orleans in 1930; he attended UCLA where he played college football for the Bruins (1951–1953).[2] He graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1954, and served in the US Navy (1954–1956).[3] He worked for Foote, Cone and Belding (1963–1964) and Campbell Ewald (1964–1968) before becoming chairman and CEO of his own company, Dailey International Group, in 1968.[3] The company was acquired by Interpublic in 1983.[4]

Dailey acted as principal media strategist for President Nixon during the 1972 election and for President Reagan during the 1980 election.[5] He served on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament, and was counselor to William J. Casey, Director of Central Intelligence.[5] At various times, he was a member of the board of directors of several companies, including Walt Disney Productions;[5] Dailey's sister Patricia was married to Roy E. Disney.[6][7]

In 1982, Dailey was appointed ambassador to Ireland by President Reagan.[8] After confirmation by the Senate, he presented his credentials to Irish leaders on April 30, 1982.[8] He had the official title of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and served in the role until January 15, 1984.[8]

In 1989, Dailey was inducted to the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.[2] Dailey's wife, Jacqueline, died in 2016; the couple had five children.[9]

On March 11, 2018, Dailey died at his Pasadena home at the age of 87.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Peter H. Dailey". https://www.americanambassadors.org/members/peter-h-dailey. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "7 Former Bruins Join UCLA Sports Hall of Fame". Los Angeles Times. April 27, 1989. http://articles.latimes.com/1989-04-27/news/we-2026_1_ucla-athletic-hall-ernie-suwara-ucla-s-most-valuable-player. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Nomination of Peter H. Dailey To Be United States Ambassador to Ireland" (Press release). February 16, 1982. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=42179. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. Dougherty, Philip H. (May 18, 1983). "Advertising; Interpublic To Acquire Dailey". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/1983/05/18/business/advertising-interpublic-to-acquire-dailey.html. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Executive Profile: Peter H. Dailey". https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=597435&privcapId=342518. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  6. Gennawey, Sam (December 12, 2013). "Disney for sale?". http://micechat.com/51317-samland-disney-sale/. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  7. "Patricia A. Disney". Los Angeles Times. February 4, 2012. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/04/local/la-me-passings-20120204. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Peter H. Dailey (1930–)". https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/dailey-peter-h. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  9. "Jacqueline A. Dailey (1931–2016)". November 25, 2016. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?pid=182725124. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  10. "Peter H. Dailey's Obituary on Orange County Register". http://obits.ocregister.com/obituaries/orangecounty/obituary.aspx?n=peter-h-dailey&pid=188487010.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
William V. Shannon
United States Ambassador to Ireland
1982–1984
Succeeded by
Robert F. Kane

Template:US Ambassadors to Ireland

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