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Illinois Man Nominated India Ambassador

November 14, 2003

WASHINGTON (AP) _ An international businessman from Illinois, who has donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates, is President Bush’s nominee for ambassador to India.

If approved by the Senate, David Campbell Mulford will replace Robert Blackwill, the former ambassador who is now a member of the White House National Security Council’s staff working on postwar Iraq.

Mulford, international chairman and member of the executive board for Credit Suisse First Boston in London, England, donated at least $225,000 to Republicans over the 2000 and 2002 election cycles, including $1,000 to Bush in 2000, campaign finance data shows.

Mulford’s government experience includes a stint as assistant secretary and then undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, according to a statement released Thursday by the White House. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., a master’s degree from Boston University and a doctorate from Oxford University.

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