David Mulford

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David C Mulford
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21st United States Ambassador to India
In office
January 2004 – February 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byRobert Blackwill
Succeeded byTimothy J. Roemer
Personal details
BornJune 1937
Rockford, Illinois
NationalityUnited States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jeannie Simmons Mulford

David Campbell Mulford (born June 1937) was the United States Ambassador to India from January 23, 2004 to February 2009, and served as Vice-Chairman International of Credit Suisse from 2009 to 2016.[1] He is currently a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University focusing on research, writing, and activities related to global economic integration, including the legal and political environments of trade agreements and their management. He also concentrates his efforts on economic growth in the Indian subcontinent and the trend of receding globalization in developed economies.[2]

Mulford was born in Rockford, Illinois. He earned his bachelor's degree from Lawrence University in 1959, his master's degree from Boston University in 1962 and his doctor of philosophy (DPhil.) from Oxford University in 1966.

Prior to becoming Ambassador to India, Mulford was Chairman International and Member of the Executive Board for Credit Suisse First Boston in London, England, where he earlier held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Europe).

From 1984 to 1988, he served as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and later as Under Secretary for International Affairs for the Department of the Treasury from 1988 through 1992. In those roles, he served as the senior international economic policy official at the Treasury under Secretaries Donald Regan, James Baker, and Nicholas Brady.

Timothy Geithner served as a special assistant to Mulford at the Treasury during the administration of George H.W. Bush.

From 1974 to 1984, Ambassador Mulford was Managing Director and head of International Finance at White, Weld & Co., Inc., and senior investment advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. From 1970 to 1974, he was head of White Weld International Finance Group in New York and was with White Weld's international investment banking in New York and London from 1966 to 1974. He was a White House fellow in 1965 and 1966 and served as a special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury.

Mulford is married to Jeannie Simmons Mulford.

On November 30, 2016, a court in Argentina (Judge Sebastian R. Ramos) resolved a long-running investigation into the conduct of former Argentine government officials in connection with that country’s 2001 debt exchange, known as the Megacanje (Mega Exchange). The court dismissed Mulford from the case, stating that the existence of the case should not in any way affect Mulford’s good name and honor.[3] The court had previously sought Mulford’s testimony in the matter. It incorrectly attempted to use the Interpol system to compel him to appear in Argentina, which attempt was rejected by Interpol as an abuse of its system, with instructions that Argentina not seek further use of Interpol’s systems in this matter.[4]


  1. ^ "Press Release, Credit Suisse Announces David C. Mulford Appointed as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (Dec. 13, 2016)".
  2. ^ "Hoover Institution, Biography of David C. Mulford". Hoover Institution. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  3. ^ Certificate of Dismissal in Case No. 6420/01 (March 16, 2017).
  4. ^ Notice from Interpol Subcommissioner Marcelo Fabian Chiarrero (October 10, 2013).

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Robert Blackwill
United States Ambassador to India
2003 – 2009
Succeeded by
Timothy J. Roemer