David B. Dunn
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Ambassador David B. Dunn was nominated by President Bush to be United States Ambassador to the Togolese Republic on September 6, 2005 and confirmed by the United States Senate on October 28, 2005. He took the oath of office from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on January 6, 2006 and presented his letters of credence to President Faure Gnassingbé on February 2, 2006.
Ambassador Dunn was born in Great Falls, Montana. His home in the United States is Riverside, California. He is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor. After entering the Foreign Service in 1978, he served during the early part of his career in Jamaica, Tunisia, France, and Washington. Since 1988, his focus has been Africa, with overseas assignments in Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa and domestic assignments as deputy director and director of the State Department's Office of East African Affairs.
Ambassador Dunn served as Ambassador to Zambia from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was Principal Officer at the Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Before entering the Foreign Service, Ambassador Dunn worked for the City of Escondido in San Diego County, California. He is a graduate of Occidental College and holds Masters Degrees from American University and the National War College.
Released on August 31, 2006