Rosemary Lucas Ginn
United States Ambassador to Luxembourg —
ROSEMARY LUCAS GINN was born on 28 August 1912, in Columbia, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1933 and subsequently received her law degree from the University of Missouri.
She became involved with the Republican Party at the state and local levels in the 1940s and 1950s acting as secretary at the Missouri Republican Convention and as an alternate delegate at the Republican National Convention in 1956. She was named a permanent member of the Republican National Committee for Missouri in 1960 and was a member of its Executive Committee from 1962 to 1964. In addition she was elected president of the Federation of Republican Women's Clubs of Missouri from the years 1959 to 1961.
From 1969 to 1972 Ginn served on the Delegates and Organizations Committee (DO Committee) of the Republican National Committee and was eventually elected its chairwoman. In 1972 Ginn was appointed to the Rules Committee of the Republican National Committee which was charged with reviewing the rules for the selection/election of vice-presidential candidates at national conventions and the process of choosing convention delegates.
After flirting briefly with the thought of running for Congress in 1972, Ginn was named a member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO (USNC) and was involved in planning International Women's Year for that organization. She went to Paris as part of the U.S. Delegation at the 18th General Conference of UNESCO in 1974 and served as president of the USNC from 1975 to 1976. Late in 1976 Ginn was named U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg by President Gerald Ford.
Ginn married Milton Stanley Ginn in 1934. They had two daughters, Nancy Bewick Almond and Sally Reuben Hood. Rosemary Lucas Ginn died Feb. 3, 2003 in Osage Beach, Missouri at age 90.