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Trump Names Jets Owner Woody Johnson as Ambassador to U.K.

  • Johnson has donated to Republican campaigns for years
  • 70-year-old is great-grandson of founder of Johnson & Johnson
Woody Johnson.

Woody Johnson.

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President Donald Trump named New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.K.

Johnson, 70, is also chairman and chief executive officer of New York-based Johnson Co., a private asset-management firm. According to the White House statement, Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and has served on the President’s Export Council and the President’s Commission on White House Fellows.