Penne Percy Korth
American diplomat
Penne Percy Korth
Penne Percy Korth Peacock is an American diplomat. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1964 with a B.A. She is a commissioner of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Nominated in 1997, Peacock previously served as Ambassador to Mauritius in 1989 to 1992. In 1993, Korth co-founded Firestone and Korth Ltd. , a corporate consulting and events management firm in Washington, DC.
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Party Politics (but Where's the Party?)
NYTimes - about 21 years
PRESIDENT and Mrs. Clinton arrived here in 1993 in a blaze of inaugural panache. There were balls and there was glamour. There was a young crowd and there were Hollywood overtones, with stars like Barbra Streisand staying overnight at the White House. Hostesses took out their gowns and dusted off their jewels. There was a whiff of excitement going
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Friends as Ambassadors: How Many Is Too Many?
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: C. Howard Wilkins stunned the Dutch when he posed for publicity photographs at an amusement park with a man-sized green frog. Peter Secchia raised eyebrows in Italy when he expressed his love for the country's ''belle ragazze'' - its beautiful girls. C. Howard Wilkins stunned the Dutch when he posed for publicity photographs at an amusement
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Envoy Nominee Withdraws In H.U.D. Contracts Inquiry
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: White House officials said today that the Administration's nominee as Ambassador to Luxembourg had withdrawn from consideration for the post after Senate Democrats told the Administration that he would not be confirmed. White House officials said today that the Administration's nominee as Ambassador to Luxembourg had withdrawn from
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Black Tie and Brown Betty: The Fun Begins
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: FIFTEEN security guards took their posts in the main hall of Union Station in Washington last night, awaiting this morning's commuters and Amtrak riders and keeping an eye on 5,400 pieces of china, 18,000 pieces of silverware and 6,300 pieces of glassware. Their tour of duty, which began at about 11 P FIFTEEN security guards took their posts
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Washington Talk: The Transition; It's Business as Usual; Democrats Don't Mind
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: Ronald Reagan came to the capital as a stranger eight years ago, like Jimmy Carter before him. But George Bush is more like a neighbor to many Washingtonians, a familiar figure who has already chosen a batch of familiar advisers. Ronald Reagan came to the capital as a stranger eight years ago, like Jimmy Carter before him. But George Bush is
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Inauguration; Capital Prepares (and Braces) for a 90-Hour Party
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: At inauguration time, Washington throws a 90-hour party. People from all over the country flock in to celebrate the empowering of a new President with concerts, galas, pageants, parades and solemn ceremony. At inauguration time, Washington throws a 90-hour party. People from all over the country flock in to celebrate the empowering of a new
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WASHINGTNTALK; Social Scene: For Bushes, Coziness Is In and the Jellybean Out
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: When it comes to establishing social cachet here, it helps to be sprinkled with a little White House glitter dust. So the announcement that President-elect Bush had chosen John H. Sununu, the New Hampshire Governor, as his White House chief of staff was duly noted by Embassy Row social secretaries, Georgetown residents and this city's party
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    FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 59
    Penne then married the former Australian Liberal leader, Andrew Peacock, after a long-time companionship, in 2002.
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  • 1997
    Age 54
    Peacock, 63, met Korth, 59, at the time a former Texas beauty queen and ambassador to Mauritius, while he was the Australian Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Peacock, who was president of Boeing Australia and lives in Sydney, had only this to say about his third wedding: "It is a very happy occasion."
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 49
    She relieved the position on 19 November 1992.
    More Details Hide Details In late 2005, the Advisory Commission published its annual report, giving strong recommendations and guidance on the future of U.S. public diplomacy. The group states that in the short term, a central goal is to establish platforms for cross-cultural dialogue, noting that two-way communication is critical to fostering a sense of shared values and trust. The report also provides recommendations on improving long-term communications, including the development of virtual centers for cultural exchange and the establishment of new English language inititiatives. The Commission’s conclusions highlight the increasing importance of modernizing communications in under-developed nations, providing a critical link for the West to engage its world audience. Penne originally married Fritz-Alan Korth and divorced with three children.
  • 1989
    Age 46
    Korth was nominated officially by President George H. W. Bush on August 4, 1989 and presented her credentials as ambassador to Mauritius on December 6, 1989.
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  • 1988
    Age 45
    At the time she most recently served as co-chair of the American Bicentennial Presidential Inauguration, 1988-1989.
    More Details Hide Details Since 1986 Korth has been the senior Washington associate and client liaison and representative of the trust and estate division of Sotheby's.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 21
    She graduated from the University of Texas in 1964 with a B.A.
    More Details Hide Details She is a commissioner of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Nominated in 1997, Peacock previously served as Ambassador to Mauritius in 1989 to 1992. In 1993, Korth co-founded Firestone and Korth Ltd., a corporate consulting and events management firm in Washington, DC. Korth Peacock currently serves on the Boards of Chevy Chase Bank, the Council of American Ambassadors, Meridian International Center, the Van Cliburn Foundation, the Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation of DC, and the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. She is also Vice Chairman of the Washington Round Table of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born in 1942.
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