David D. Newsom

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David D. Newsom
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Newsom in 1975
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
In office
April 19, 1978 – February 27, 1981
Preceded byPhilip C. Habib
Succeeded byWalter J. Stoessel, Jr.
United States Ambassador to the Philippines
In office
November 11, 1977 – March 30, 1978
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byWilliam H. Sullivan
Succeeded byRichard W. Murphy
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
In office
December 19, 1973 – October 6, 1977
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Preceded byFrancis Joseph Galbraith
Succeeded byEdward E. Masters
United States Ambassador to Libya
In office
July 22, 1965 – June 21, 1969
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Preceded byEdwin Allan Lightner
Succeeded byJoseph Palmer II
Personal details
Born
David Dunlop Newsom

(1918-01-06)January 6, 1918
DiedMarch 30, 2008(2008-03-30) (aged 90)

David Dunlop Newsom (January 6, 1918 – March 30, 2008) was an American diplomat. He served as the United States Ambassador to Libya from 1965 to 1969, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1969 to 1974, the United States Ambassador to Indonesia from 1973 to 1977 and the United States Ambassador to the Philippines from 1977 to 1978.[1]

In October 1979, when Mohammad Reza Pahlavi checked into the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, he used "David D. Newsom" as his temporary codename without Newsom's knowledge.

Newsom was also the author of six books and a regular columnist for The Christian Science Monitor, contributing over 400 columns from 1981 to 2005.

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  1. ^ "David Dunlap Newsom (1918–2008)". U.S. State Department. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
William H. Sullivan
United States Ambassador to the Philippines
1977–1978
Succeeded by
Richard W. Murphy
Preceded by
Francis Joseph Galbraith
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
1973–1977
Succeeded by
Edward E. Masters
Preceded by
Edwin Allan Lightner
United States Ambassador to Libya
1965–1969
Succeeded by
Joseph Palmer II