Robert Tuttle: My Father Holmes Tuttle

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Loving son Robert Tuttle, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, counts himself lucky to have had Holmes Tuttle as a father. In 1965, Robert says, his father and two other prominent Los Angeles businessmen went to their friend Ronald Reagan and encouraged him to run for governor. Holmes was a member of Reagan's so-called Kitchen Cabinet, and he and his wife enjoyed seats in the presidential box on the day Reagan became Commander in Chief. Robert carries on his father's pride as a Chickasaw and as an American.