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Trump To Nominate 'Papa' Doug Manchester As Ambassador To The Bahamas

Doug Manchester pictured in this undated photograph.
Manchester Financial Group
Doug Manchester pictured in this undated photograph.

The White House confirmed plans by President Donald Trump on Monday 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.

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.

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.