Donald Ensenat

Donald Burnham Ensenat (born February 4, 1946) is a retired American diplomat. Until his retirement in 2007, he served as United States Chief of Protocol at the United States Department of State.

Donald Burnham Ensenat
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29th Chief of Protocol of the United States
In office
June 6, 2001 – February 18, 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byMary Mel French
Succeeded byNancy Brinker
United States Ambassador to Brunei
In office
August 11, 1992 – June 13, 1993
PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded byChristopher H. Phillips
Succeeded byTheresa Anne Tull
Personal details
Born (1946-02-04) February 4, 1946 (age 74)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materYale University (BA)
Tulane University (JD)

PersonalEdit

Ensenat is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Yale University, and the Tulane University Law School. As an undergraduate, he was a roommate of George W. Bush at Yale College. In the 1960s and 1970s, Ensenat served as a military reservist.

CareerEdit

Ensenat is a lawyer, and formerly served as Ambassador to Brunei.

External linksEdit

  • Office of the Chief of Protocol Website
  • Photo
  • "Ambassador Donald Burnham Ensenat". White House.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Christopher H. Phillips
United States Ambassador to Brunei
1992–1993
Succeeded by
Theresa Anne Tull