Consul General David Gill

German Consulate New York Verdientskreuz ceremony honoring Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer

Consul General David Gill, © GKNY


Born in Schönebeck/Elbe on March 2, 1966; married, two children. Since August 2017 Consul General in New York

2012- 2017 State Secretary and Head of the Office of the Federal President

2004 – 2012 Deputy Representative of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) to the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU

2001 – 2003 Desk officer, Office of Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Berlin

2000 – 2001 Desk officer, Federal Ministry of the Interior

2000 Second state examination in law

1998 – 2000 Legal clerkship

1998 Internship at the United States Congress, Washington D.C.

1997 – 1998 Master of Laws (LL.M.) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1997 First state examination in law

1992 – 1996 Law studies at Freie Universität Berlin

1990 – 1992 Spokesman and Head of Division of the Federal Commissioner for the Files of the State Security Service of the former GDR

1990 Head of Administration, Parliamentary Special Committee for the dissolution of the GDR Ministry of State Security/Office of National Security

1990 Chairman of Normannenstrasse Citizens’ Committee at the headquarters of the Ministry of State Security – Stasi

1988 – 1990 Theological Seminary of the Protestant Church in Berlin-Brandenburg

1988 Baccalaureate at the Protestant High School, Potsdam

1982 – 1985 Plumber, Herrnhut

1972 – 1982 Ten-year Polytechnic School, Herrnhut

In 1991 David Gill received the Theodor Heuss Medal

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