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David G. Newton

AKA David George Newton

Born: 13-Nov-1935
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Iraq, 1984-88

Military service: US Army (1958-61)

Entered the Foreign Service in 1962.

Wife: Margarete Rathay (m., two children)
Son: Mark
Daughter: Lesley

    University: BA, Harvard University (1957)
    University: MA, University of Michigan (1970)
    Scholar: Arabic, Foreign Service Institute, Beirut, Lebanon (1964-66)
    Administrator: Intl. Affairs Advisor, Chair of Natl. Security Policy, National War College (1990-93)

    US Ambassador to Yemen (1995-97)
    US State Department Senior Inspector, Office of the Inspector General (1993-94)
    US State Department Director, Office for Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestinian Affairs (1988-90)
    US Ambassador to Iraq (1985-88)
    US Ambassador to Iraq ad interim, reopened embassy (1984)
    US State Department Political Counselor, US Interests Section, Baghdad, Iraq (1981-84)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Damascus, Syria (1978-81)
    US State Department Division Chief, Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Intel. and Research (1975-77)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Sanaa, Yemen (1973-75)
    US State Department Political Officer, Jedda, Saudi Arabia (1970-73)
    US State Department Economic Officer, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1967-69)
    US State Department Economic Officer, Sanaa, Yemen (1966-67)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Zurich, Switzerland (1962?-64)
    Middle East Institute
    Cosmos Club


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