THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT NAMES AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD
The President today announced his intent to nominate David C. Halsted of Vermont, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Chad.
Mr. Halsted currently serves as Director of the Office of Policy, Public and Congressional Affairs in the International Organizations Bureau at the Department of State. His past overseas assignments include Cape Town, South Africa, as principal officer and Kampala, Uganda, as Deputy Chief of Mission. He has also been assigned to posts in Burma, Tanzania and Lesotho.
Born in Plainfield, New Jersey on September 7, 1941, Mr. Halsted graduated from Dartmouth College in 1963 and received a masters degree from George Washington University in 1968. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967. He is married to the former Michele Vautrain and has four children.