David Jacobson (diplomat)

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David Jacobson
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United States Ambassador to Canada
In office
October 2, 2009 – July 15, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by David Wilkins
Succeeded by Bruce Heyman
Personal details
Born (1951-10-09) October 9, 1951 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
Georgetown University Law Center

David Cary Jacobson (born October 9, 1951)[1] is an American lawyer who served as the 29th United States Ambassador to Canada.


A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University Law Center,[2] he spent much of his career working in the Chicago offices of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a major international law firm. He became a fundraiser for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, and subsequently worked on Obama's presidential transition team in the Office of Presidential Personnel.[2]

Jacobson's appointment was confirmed by the United States Senate. His confirmation hearings began on August 5, 2009[3] and the final confirmation occurred September 23, 2009 by unanimous consent.[4] His credentials were accepted by Governor General Michaëlle Jean on October 2, 2009, and he took his post as ambassador.[5]

On May 21, 2013, Jacobson announced his departure from the Embassy after nearly four years as Ambassador to Canada, effective July 15.[6]


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Jacobson presents his letter of credence to Governor General Michaëlle Jean in the ballroom of Rideau Hall, 29 October 2009