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What Obama's second term will mean for Canada
David Jacobson presented his credentials to the Governor General of Canada and became the 22nd U.S. Ambassador to Canada on October 2, 2009. Before coming to Ottawa, Ambassador Jacobson served as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. Prior to serving in the White House, Ambassador Jacobson spent 30 years as a lawyer in Chicago as a partner at the law firm Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal LLP.
Ambassador Jacobson has traveled widely through Canada, visiting all ten provinces and Canada's northern most point, Alert. Ambassador Jacobson spends his time working on four major priorities: bilateral trade, the balance between energy and the environment, the mutual defense of North America, and the U.S. Canada shared approach to the world. Since coming to Canada, Ambassador Jacobson has become an avid curling fan.
Ambassador Jacobson received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and was the Administrative Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his B.S. from the Johns Hopkins University.
Ambassador Jacobson and his wife, Julie, have two children, Wynne and Jeremy.