|United States Ambassador to Belgium|
July 14, 2004 –February 6, 2007
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Stephen Brauer|
|Succeeded by||Sam Fox|
Tom Chris Korologos
Salt Lake City,Utah,U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Joy Korologos (Deceased 1997)|
Ann Dore McLaughlin (2000–2023)
|Education|| University of Utah (BA)|
Columbia University (MS)
Tom Chris Korologos (born April 6,1933) is an American former diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Belgium.
A second generation Greek American,Korologos was born in Salt Lake City,Utah. He has family origins from Tyros,Arcadia,in Greece. His parents,Chris T. Korologos and Irene M. Kolendrianos,are both immigrants from Arcadia,which is located in the Peloponnese region. His father was a bartender in Utah.[ citation needed ]
Korologos started out as a journalist with The Salt Lake Tribune .Later he worked for the New York Herald Tribune ,the Long Island Press ,and the Associated Press. He was a U.S. Air Force officer from 1956 to 1957. He earned his B.A. degree at the University of Utah in 1956,and a M.S. degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1958 where he received the Grantland Rice Fellowship and a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
From 1962 to 1971 he worked for U.S. Senator Wallace F. Bennett of Utah. He served in the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford presidential administrations from 1971 to 1975,and has worked closely with Presidents Ronald Reagan,George H. W. Bush,and George W. Bush. He was co-founder of Timmon's &Company,a Washington,DC consulting firm.He has been involved in more than 300 U.S. Senate confirmations including assisting Vice President Nelson Rockefeller,Vice President Gerald Ford,Supreme Court Justices:William Rehnquist,Antonin Scalia,and nominee Robert Bork,as well as several cabinet secretaries,including:Henry Kissinger,Alexander Haig,and Donald Rumsfeld.
Korologos has had a wide and varied Washington,D.C. experience. He has served as a senior staff member in the U.S. Congress,as an assistant to two Presidents in the White House,was a prominent businessman,and most recently was a senior counselor with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad.In addition,he was a long-time member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy and a charter member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors that has jurisdiction over all non-military U.S. Government radio and TV broadcasting overseas. He currently is strategic advisor at DLA Piper in Washington,D.C.
Korologos was married to Joy G. Korologos,who died from melanoma in 1997. The couple had three children,Paula,Ann,and Philip. Paula,one of their daughters,is an actress who goes professionally by Paula Cale. Korologos remarried to art collector Ann McLaughlin Korologos (1941-2023),who was United States Secretary of Labor in the Ronald Reagan administration and who served on the boards of several major companies. Korologos is a professional photographer who showcases at the Ann Korologos Gallery,which was owned by his late wife,in Basalt,Colorado.
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