David B. Dunn

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David B. Dunn
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18th United States Ambassador to Togo
In office
October 28, 2005 – August 2008
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byGregory W. Engle
Succeeded byPatricia McMahon Hawkins
12th United States Ambassador to Zambia
In office
July 7, 1999 – July 1, 2002
PresidentBill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded byArlene Render
Succeeded byMartin George Brennan
Personal details
Born (1949-06-19) June 19, 1949 (age 69)
Great Falls, Montana
Spouse(s)Maria-Elena Dunn

David B. Dunn (born 1949)[1] is an American diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to Togo from 2005 to 2008. He also served as United States Ambassador to Zambia from 1999 to 2002.


Dunn was born in Great Falls, Montana. He is a graduate of Occidental College and holds master's degrees from American University and the National War College. Dunn is married to Maria-Elena Dubourt and has two sons, Tom and Brian.

He joined the Senior Foreign Service in 1978 and is was Class of Minister Counselor. He served the early part of his career managing assignments in Jamaica, Tunisia, France, and Washington, D.C. Since 1988, he has been engaged with Africa, mainly parts of Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa. He is deputy director and director of the State Department's Office of East African Affairs.[2] He was appointed as Ambassador to Zambia by President Clinton in 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Principal Officer at the Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa. After George W. Bush was elected in 2000, Bush nominated Dunn to Ambassador to Togo on September 6, 2005 and was confirmed by the United States Congress on October 28, 2005. He was superseded by Patricia McMahon Hawkins on August 22, 2008 as the ambassador to Togo.[3]

He currently resides in Prescott, Arizona with his family, when not working.[4]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State website https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm (U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets).

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Gregory W. Engle
United States Ambassador to Togo
Succeeded by
Patricia McMahon Hawkins
Preceded by
Arlene Render
United States Ambassador to Zambia
Succeeded by
Martin George Brennan