July 23, 1924|
April 23, 2013 (aged 88)|
|Alma mater||Pacific University|
|Political party||Republican Party|
Shirley Levoy "S.L." Abbott (July 23, 1924 – April 23, 2013) was an American businessman, rancher, politician, and ambassador.
Born in Fairview, Oklahoma, Abbott lived on a dairy farm in Minnesota with his family and then moved to El Paso, Texas. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He received his bachelor and optometrist degrees from Pacific University. He then practiced optometry in El Paso and was a rancher. He served in the Texas House of Representatives as a Republican 1977-1978. In 1983, Abbott was appointed United States Ambassador to Lesotho by President Ronald Reagan. Abbott died from complications of congestive heart failure in Coronado, California.
- ↑ "Abbott". PoliticalGraveyard.com. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/abbott.html.
- ↑ Borunda, Daniel (April 23, 2013). "'Former US Ambassador Shirley L. Abbott Dies at 88". El Paso Times. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. https://archive.is/20130629022756/http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_23101319/abbott-88-was-former-ambassador. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- ↑ Texas Legislators:Past and Present-Shirley L. Abbott
- ↑ "Obituary - Shirley Abbott". El Paso Times. 2013-04-27. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=shirley-abbott&pid=164482973.
- Shirley Abbott (ambassador) at Find a Grave
Keith Lapham Brown
|United States Ambassador to Lesotho|
| Succeeded by|
Robert M. Smalley
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