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Cynthia G. Efird

Cynthia G. Efird
United States Ambassador to Angola
In office
July 2, 2004 – 2007
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Christopher W. Dell
Succeeded by Dan Mozena
Personal details
Profession Diplomat, Career Ambassador

Cynthia Grissom Efird (born in Detroit, Michigan) is an American diplomat and career foreign service officer who served as the United States Ambassador to Angola from 2004 to 2007. She was succeeded by Dan Mozena.[1]


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Efird went to the private masters degrees from Duke University and the National War College of the National Defense University.


Efird joined the Somalia. In 1997 she was appointed Deputy Counselor for Public Affairs in the US embassy in Moscow, Russia until 2000 when she returned to the OSCE to oversee the media sector in Kosovo on behalf of the UN.

She has also been Special Adviser to the Associate United States Trade Representative and immediately before her appointment as Ambassador to Angola, she was director of public affairs for the Bureau of African Affairs at the United States Department of State.


  1. ^ Angola: President Bush May Appoint Dan Mozena Ambassador to Angola August 17, Angola Press Agency via AllAfrica Archived 31 December 2010 at WebCite

External links

  • US Department of State: Cynthia G. Efird
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Christopher W. Dell
U.S. Ambassador to Angola
Succeeded by
Dan Mozena

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