Nov 20, 78 • 1043 • Stockholm-State • 4642

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STOCKH 04642 201059Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 CCO-00 PASO-00 H-02 SSO-00 /018 W
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P 201043Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5259
UNCLAS STOCKHOLM 4642

E.O.. 11652: N/A
TAGS: N/A
SUBJECT: PRIVATE MESSAGE
TO: G.W. JOE HOLSINGER,
A.A. STAFF OF CONGRESSMAN LEO J. RYAN
ROOM 137 CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON

1. WE ARE SHOCKED AND TOTALLY SADDENED BY THE DEATH OF CONGRESSMAN RYAN. HIS WORK ON THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE AND HIS VISITS TO SWEDEN HAD EARNED HIM MANY FRIENDS HERE. HIS LOSS IS KEENLY FELT.

2. HIS DEATH IS PERSONALLY SAD TO MYSELF SINCE WE WERE OLD POLITICAL FRIENDS AND ALLIES IN SAN MATEO COUNTY. MY WIFE AND I EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES TO MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY AND TO ALL OF YOU BOTH IN WASHINGTON AND BELMONT WHO SERVED HIM FAITHFULLY AND WELL.

AMBASSADOR RODNEY KENNEDY-MINOTT
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

KENNEDY-MINOTT
NOTE BY OC/T: STOCKHOLM 4642 PASSED ABOVE ADDRESSEE.

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Originally posted on March 1st, 2020.

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