Leon J. Weil

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Leon Weil "was United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal from 1984-1987. He is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University and served in the US Navy in World War II.

"He entered the investment business in 1950 and has been a partner and senior executive with several Wall Street firms. Ambassador Weil is currently associated with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in New York. He served as an Exchange Official on the American Stock Exchange and on various committees of both the New York Stock Exchange and the Securities Industry Association.

"President Reagan appointed him to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in 1981.

"A past Governor of the Foreign Policy Association, he is a Director/Trustee of the Council of American Ambassadors, the National Committee for American Foreign Policy, International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), Outward Bound USA, Media Research Center, The Parent's Television Council, and the American Himalayan Foundation, and is Trustee Emeritus of Berkshire School of Sheffield, Massachusetts.

"He has been a special consultant to the United Nations Development Program and an official international election observer in Asia, Eastern Europe and Central and South America. He also assisted in the development of capital market systems in Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine and Armenia on assignments from the International Executive Service Corps.

"His wife, Mabel, is on the staff of the Manhattan Institute.“ [1]


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  1. Principals, National Committee on American Foreign Policy, accessed September 13, 2007.

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