Masters of the Bench
Ambassador Louis B. Susman
Full Title: Ambassador Louis B. SusmanCategory: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 3.12.2009
Louis Susman was U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s from July 2009 to 3 April 2013, following a career as a banker and lawyer. He held senior positions with Salomon Brothers, Inc and in Citigroup. Until June 1989 he practised law in St. Louis, Missouri for 27 years, latterly as senior partner in Thompson & Mitchell, with a practice focused on mergers, acquisitions and general corporate law. In that capacity he served on the Board of Directors and on the Management Committee of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1975 to 1989, a period during which they won the World Series in 1982 and the National League Championships in 1985 and 1987. In 1988 Master Susman was appointed by President Reagan to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy overseeing the U.S. Information Agency, and he was also a Director of the nonpartisan Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chairman’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and of the Boards of The Art Institute of Chicago and The Northwestern Children’s Memorial Hospital.