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Doug Manchester
United States Ambassador to the Bahamas
Nominee
Taking office
TBD
President Donald Trump
Succeeding Lisa Johnson (Acting)
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Born
Douglas Frederick Manchester

June 3, 1942 (1942-06-03) (ageĀ 79)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education San Diego State University
(BA)
*Pending Senate confirmation

Douglas Frederick "Doug" Manchester (born June 3, 1942) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the former chairman of Manchester Financial Group, past chairman and publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune. He is the nominee to become United States Ambassador to the Bahamas.

Manchester has built some of the tallest hotels and office buildings in San Diego, including the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and the Manchester Grand Hyatt, and is credited as a driving force behind the development of the San Diego Convention Center. Manchester also built the triple 5-star Grand Del Mar Resort & Spa, which sold to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 2015, and he maintains a minority ownership.

Manchester built the Torrey Executive Centre, Manchester Financial Building, Whitetail Lodge and Golf Club, and is currently building the Fairmont Austin hotel in Austin, Texas.

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