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Eric D. Benjaminson, United States Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.


Benjaminson, Eric D. was born in 1960.


Bachelor in History, with honors, University Oregon, 1980.


Teaching fellow in history University Oregon, 1980—1981. Factory technician Hewlett-Packard Company. With foreign service United States Department State, since 1982, various positions including consular officer, United States Embassy Lagos, Nigeria, United States consulate general Montreal, Canada, economic officer, Office Southern African Affairs Washington, economic officer, United States Embassy Beijing, then delegate to Paris Club debt rescheduling negotiations, Bureau Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, 1993—1995, special assistant to assistant secretary of state for economic affairs Washington, 1995—1996, deputy environmental, aviation, science and energy issues, United States Embassy Sweden, 1996—1999, counselor economic affairs, United States Embassy Belgium, 1999—2003, deputy chief of mission, United States Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2003—2005, Windhoek, Namibia, 2005—2008, minister counselor economic affairs, United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada, 2008—2010, United States ambassador to Gabonese Republic and Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, since 2010.

Special lecturer African & development issues Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, University Southern California, Carleton University, Ottawa, University Ottawa.


Married Paula Brumbaugh. Children: Emma, Molly.

Paula Brumbaugh

Emma Benjaminson

Molly Benjaminson