The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard Goodwin Capen, Jr., of Florida, to be Ambassador to Spain. He would succeed Joseph Zappala.
Currently Mr. Capen serves as a consultant for Knight-Ridder, Inc. Prior to this, he served as vice chairman and director for Knight-Ridder, Inc., in Miami, FL, 1989 - 91; as director of Knight-Ridder, Inc., 1987 - 91; and as chairman and publisher of the Miami Herald, 1983 - 89. From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Capen served as senior vice president for operations of Knight-Ridder, Inc.
Mr. Capen graduated from Columbia College (B.A., 1956). He was born July 16, 1934, in Hartford, CT. Mr. Capen served in the U.S. Navy, 1956 - 59. He is married, has three children, and resides in Miami, FL.