David C. Halsted

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David Crane Halsted
17th United States Ambassador to Chad
In office
September 12, 1996 – August 6, 1999
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Laurence Pope
Succeeded by Christopher E. Goldthwait
Personal details
Born 1941
Vermont, United States
Political party Nonpartisan[1]
Profession Diplomat

David Crane Halsted (born 1941) is an American diplomat. He served as the United States Ambassador to Chad from 1996 to 1999.


Halsted was born in Vermont in 1941.[2] His mother was Katharine Halsted. Halsted attended Deerfield Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1963. He graduated from George Washington University in 1968[3] and later joined the U.S. Foreign Service. On June 11, 1996, Halsted was nominated by President Bill Clinton to be the United States Ambassador to Chad. He was confirmed on September 12, 1996, and remained in that post until August 6, 1999.[4]

On September 29, 1998, Halsted's mother died. Halsted also has three siblings, Margaret, Bayard and Alfred.[5]


  1. ^ Thomas Walker (May 18, 2006). "Halsted, David C.". ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Halstad to Hamill". politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Prominent Alumni". gwu.edu. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "AllGov - Nations - Chad". allgov.com. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths HALSTED, KATHARINE (PATTERSON". nytimes.com. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 

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