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diplomat , United States Ambassador to India , private sector banker

David Campbell Mulford, American finance company executive, former ambassador. Trustee Lawrence University, since 1986. Member Council Foreign Relations, White House Fellows Association, Metropolitan Club, Washington.


Mulford, David Campbell was born on June 27, 1937 in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Lewis Mulford and Theodora Henie Countryman.


Bachelor cum laude in Economics, Lawrence University, 1959. Postgraduate student, University Cape Town, South Africa, 1960. Master of Arts in Political Science, Boston University, 1962.

Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 1966. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Lawrence University, 1984.


He is currently Vice-Chairman International of Cr Suisse. He earned his bachelor's degree from Lawrence University in 1959, his master's degree from Boston University in 1962 and his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1965. From 1984 to 1992, he served as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and, eventually, as Under Secretary for International Affairs for the Department of the Treasury.

From 1974 to 1984, Ambassador Mulford was also Managing Director and head of International Finance at White, Weld & Co., Inc., and a 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.

Timothy Geithner served as a special assistant to Mulford at the Treasury during the administration of George H.W. Bush. Mulford is married and has two children. In 2012, an Argentinean federal judge (Marcelo Martínez de Giorgi) put an international arrest order against Mulford due to his avoidance of testifying in a trial for fraud to the Argentine state.


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


Married Jeannie Louise Simmons, October 19, 1985. Children: Robert Ian, Edward Maitland.

Robert Lewis Mulford

Theodora Henie Countryman

Jeannie Louise Simmons

Robert Ian Mulford

Edward Maitland Mulford