David D. Newsom

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David D. Newsom
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
In office
April 19, 1978 – February 27, 1981
Preceded by Philip C. Habib
Succeeded by Walter J. Stoessel, Jr.
United States Ambassador to the Philippines
In office
November 11, 1977 – March 30, 1978
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by William H. Sullivan
Succeeded by Richard W. Murphy
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
In office
December 19, 1973 – October 6, 1977
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Francis Joseph Galbraith
Succeeded by Edward E. Masters
United States Ambassador to Libya
In office
July 22, 1965 – June 21, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Preceded by Edwin Allan Lightner
Succeeded by Joseph Palmer II
Personal details
Born David Dunlop Newsom
(1918-01-06)January 6, 1918
Died March 30, 2008(2008-03-30) (aged 90)

David Dunlop Newsom (January 6, 1918 – March 30, 2008) was a diplomat. He served as the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1969 to 1974, United States Ambassador to the Philippines from 1977 to 1978[1][2] United States Ambassador to Indonesia from 1973 to 1977 and United States Ambassador to Libya from 1965 to 1969.

In October 1979, when Mohammad Reza Pahlavi checked into the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, he used "David D. Newsom" as his temporary codename without Newsom's knowledge.

Newsom was also the author of six books and a regular columnist for The Christian Science Monitor, contributing over 400 columns from 1981 to 2005.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "David Dunlap Newsom (1918-2008)". U.S. State Department. Retrieved April 2013. 
  2. ^ "David D. Newsom". Soylent Communications. 2012. 

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Preceded by
William H. Sullivan
United States Ambassador to the Philippines
1977–1978
Succeeded by
Richard W. Murphy
Preceded by
Francis Joseph Galbraith
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
1973-1977
Succeeded by
Edward E. Masters
Preceded by
Edwin Allan Lightner
United States Ambassador to Libya
1965-1969
Succeeded by
Joseph Palmer II