Tad Elsman(タッド・エルスマン) is a fictional character from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.
Tad Elsman, most notably, is the father of Dearka Elsman and a member of the PLANT Supreme Council. He was an Administrative Committee Member representing Februarius, who specialized academically in biochemistry.
While Tad's initial politcal views were on the neutral/moderate side of the spectrum, he eventually becomes a supporter of Patrick Zala and his radical views towards the end of the First Alliance-PLANT War, some time after his son's defection from ZAFT. When it comes to Naturals, he shares Dearka's initial opinion of them, and refers to them as being "disgusting" during PLANT Supreme Council meetings.
Following the conclusion of the First Alliance-PLANT War, Tad Elsman and other members of the Radical Faction and Zala supporters were arrested. In Gundam SEED Destiny, Tad Elsman had been replaced as representative of Februarius City.