Ambassadors of the United States

The Ambassador of the United States ( U.S. Ambassador ) are employees of the U.S. government.


The Ambassadors are nominated by the respective U.S. president and must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Since messages are assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador subject to the Foreign Minister.

Since 1915 there is in the U.S. State Department also called career diplomats (Career Foreign Service Officers ). Besides diplomats with a civil service career in the Foreign Ministry are with regard to political party financing and international obligations career changers appointed to diplomatic (political appointees ). When calling date is always the date of the swearing in, the office, even commissioning ( commissioning ) refers, not only the day on which the ambassador presented his credentials to the Head of State of the host country.

Like all officers appointed by the President to be replaced in the USA Ambassador to changes of government in general.


As accreditation date shall be the date on which an ambassador his accreditation letter to the government of his host country presents ( Presented credentials = credentials submitted ). Although the ambassador from an American perspective is with the Senate confirmation already in office, he is outwardly called out of respect for the recipient country as Ambassador - Designate, as long as he has not already submitted his credentials.

Usually ambassador to leave the host country ( Terminated mission ) accredited.


In some cases a letter of recall is presented to a dismissal of the government of the host country, which, depending on the grounds that if the ambassador was appointed, for example, for a different place, represents a form of diplomatic protest.

List of Ambassadors from the United States after receiving State

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • GDR
  • Djibouti
  • Germany
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Holy See
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Yemen
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Austria
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Russia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • South Vietnam
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Central America

List of Permanent Representatives of the United States to international organizations

  • European Union
  • United Nations

Known U.S. Ambassador

Well-known ambassadors and their countries of operation were:

  • John Adams - United Kingdom and Netherlands
  • John Quincy Adams - United Kingdom, Russia, the Netherlands and Germany
  • Madeleine Albright - United Nations
  • William Anders - Norway
  • Walter H. Annenberg - United Kingdom
  • William Waldorf Astor - Italy
  • Shirley Temple Black - Czechoslovakia and Ghana
  • Carol Moseley Braun - New Zealand
  • James Buchanan - Russia and the United Kingdom
  • Ellsworth Bunker - South Vietnam
  • George Bush - United Nations
  • George Mifflin Dallas - United Kingdom and Russia
  • Frederick Douglass - Haiti
  • Lawrence Eagleburger - Yugoslavia
  • Tom Foley - Japan

Pictures of Ambassadors of the United States