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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
April in Budapest. Spring is here, and while making ambassadorial appointments our daydreams turn to old
April Foley, chairman of the Export-Import Bank, will be the new ambassador of the United States to Hungary from the fall of 2006.

This is the third appointment by US President George W Bush, following current incumbent (and a Bush relative) George Herbert Walker, who has been the ambassador since 2003, and Nancy Goodman Brinker .

Foley, said to have been Bush's girlfriend while they were at Harvard together, was born in Avon Lake, Ohio and graduated from Smith College before receiving her Masters degree in business administration from Harvard University.

Later, she served as director of business planning for corporate strategy with PEPSICO, Inc as well as director of strategy for Reader's Digest Association and worked for Pfizer, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. In Nov 2003, Foley was appointed a member of the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, having been nominated by Bush. In an article on the President for The Washington Post in 1999, Foley wrote that she met George Bush at Harvard, where the two dated for a short time and later stayed friends.
How small is Bush's circle? He replaces a relative with a girlfriend who worked for Viagra.

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