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President Trump to nominate 'Papa' Doug Manchester as ambassador to Bahamas

President Trump to nominate 'Papa' Doug Manchester as ambassador to Bahamas
Posted at 4:19 PM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 19:28:23-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS)--The White House today confirmed plans by President Donald Trump to nominate San Diego developer Doug Manchester as ambassador to the Bahamas.

If confirmed by the Senate, Manchester would serve as “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,” according to the White House.

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The possibility of Manchester receiving the position has been known for several months. 

Known as “Papa" Doug, Manchester was an early and leading supporter of Trump's presidential candidacy and co-hosted several fundraisers in Rancho Santa Fe. 

The chairman of the Manchester financial group is best known locally for building hotels and for a stint as publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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He is also behind plans to redevelop the navy Broadway complex in downtown San Diego and sits on the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute board of trustees.