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Richard Goodwin Capen,, American ambassador. Recipient Distinguished Service medal Department Defense, 1971. Member Florida Council of 100, 1984-1992; member advisory council Stanford University Graduate School Business, 1985-1991; chairman United Way Dade County, 1989-1991; board directors International Media Fund, 1989-1992. Member Interam. Press Association (board directors 1983-1987), San Diego Chamber of Commerce (president 1977-1979).

Background

Capen,, Richard Goodwin was born on July 16, 1934 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Richard Goodwin and Virginia Ann (Knowles) Capen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1956.

Career

Director public affairs, Copley Newspapers, La Jolla, California, 1961-1969;vice president, Copley Newspapers, La Jolla, California, 1971-1976;senior vice president, Copley Newspapers, La Jolla, California, 1976-1979;senior vice president operations, Knight-Ridder, Inc., Miami, Florida, 1979-1983;member operating committee, Knight-Ridder, Inc., Miami, Florida, 1979-1992;member Executive Committee, Knight-Ridder, Inc., Miami, Florida, 1981-1992;board directors, Knight-Ridder, Inc., Miami, Florida, 1987-1992;chairman, public, Miami Herald Public Company, 1989-1992;vice chairman, Knight-Ridder, Inc., Miami, 1989-1992;ambassador, United States Embassy, Spain, 1992-1993. Board dirs The Wackenhut Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines, New Economics Fund, SmallCap Fund, Freedom Comm., Inc., Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, since 1993, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, 1984-1990. Deputy assistant secretary for public affairs Department Defense, Washington, 1968, then assistant for legislation affairs.

Corporation board directors, chairman newspaper advisory board United Press International, 1977-1979. Vice chairman San Diego Economics Development Corporation, 1978-1979.

Membership

Member Florida Council of 100, 1984-1992. Member of advisory county Stanford University Graduate School Business, 1985-1991. Chairman United Way Dade County, 1989-1991.

Board directors International Media Fund, 1989-1992. Member Interam. Press Association (board directors 1983-1987), San Diego Chamber of Commerce (president 1977-1979).

Connections

Married Joan Lees Lambert, July 13, 1962. Children: Christopher Goodwin, Kelly Lambert, Catherine Knowles.

father:
Richard Goodwin Capen,

mother:
Virginia Ann (Knowles) Capen,

spouse:
Joan Lees Lambert

children:
Christopher Goodwin Capen,

Kelly Lambert Capen,

Catherine Knowles Capen,