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Leonard Woodcock Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 February 1911Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Date of Death 16 January 2001Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA  (pulmonary complications)
Birth NameLeonard Freel Woodcock

Mini Bio (1)

Former president of the United Auto Workers, Woodcock became well known for his role of re-establishing full diplomatic ties between the U.S. and China during the Carter administration. Appointed U.S. Ambassador to China in 1979, Woodcock helped open the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in 1979, and served as a tour guide to Chinese President Deng during his 9-day tour of the United States in 1979.

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Spouse (2)

Sharon Tuohy (1979 - 16 January 2001) (his death)
Lola A. Martin (1941 - ?) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

President of the United Automobile Workers Union (1970-1977).
U.S. ambassador to China (1979-1981).
Children: daughters Leslie, Janet; son John.
When White House counsel John Dean handed over President Richard Nixon's "Enemies List" to the Watergate committee in June 1973, Woodcock's name was among the 20 on the list.

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