Woody Johnson is the new U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

By Chris Chavez
August 21, 2017

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson was sworn in by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as he new U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Johnson, 70, was confirmed by the Senate on Aug. 3. Johnson will turn over the team's daily operations to his brother, Christopher Johnson, as he serves a three-year appointment and lives in the UK.

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Johnson was a top fundraiser for Trump's presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee. He initially backed Jeb Bush during the Republican primaries. 

Johnson has owned the Jets since 2000. He bought the team for $635 million. The Jets have not made the playoffs since 2010. The Jets finished last season with a 5–11 record.

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