From 1982 to 1984, he served as a diplomat in Montevideo, Uruguay. He also served in Berlin, Madrid, Bonn, Quito, and the U.S. Consulate in Mérida, Yucatán. He has worked for the National Security Council as Senior Coordinator for the Sea Island G-8 Summit. He has served as Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, as Director of the Office of Terrorism Finance and Economic Sanctions, Director of the Iraq Reconstruction Task Force, and as Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs. Prior to becoming ambassador, he served as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs.
United States Ambassador to Uruguay
- David Daniel Nelson (1956–)
- Embassy biography Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
- "U.S. Senate Confirms Ambassador Nelson to Uruguay". U.S. Department of State, Embassy of the United States of America, Montevideo - Uruguay. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010.
- State Department biography
- White House announcement
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