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Ambassadors of the United States

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  • William Henry Hunt, Ambassador, Navy Sec'y (1823 - 1884)
    Updated from MyHeritage Match by SmartCopy : Sep 16 2014, 2:30:24 UTC
  • Henry W. Hilliard, US Congress (1808 - 1892)
    US Congressman, US Diplomat. Served as a General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Elected to represent Alabama's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving fro...
  • Outerbridge Horsey, IV (1910 - 1983)
  • Pierre Soulé, U.S. Senator (1801 - 1870)
    Pierre Soulé (August 31, 1801 – March 26, 1870) was an attorney, politician and diplomat from Louisiana during the mid-19th century. Serving as a United States Senator from 1849 to 1853...
  • Whiteside G. Hunter, MD, US Congress (1841 - 1917)
    Born in Londonderry,Ireland on Christmas Day 1841, Whiteside Godfrey Hunter immigrated to the United States in 1858, shortly after completing his education in his home country. Hunter originally sett...

Ambassadors of the United States

Ambassadors of the United States to individual nations of the world, to international organizations, to past nations, and ambassadors-at-large are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Ambassadors

An ambassador can be appointed during a recess of the Senate, but can serve only to the end of the next session of Congress unless subsequently confirmed by the Senate. Ambassadors serve "at the pleasure of the President," which means that they can be dismissed at any time.


An ambassador may be a career foreign service officer or a political appointee. In most cases, U.S. ambassadors who are career foreign service officers serve a tour of approximately three years in a foreign post. Ambassadors who are political appointees will customarily tender their resignations upon inauguration of a new President. As embassies fall within the Department of State, ambassadors answer to the Secretary of State

Past Ambassadors


Current U.S. Ambassadors

Current Ambassadors to International Organizations

Current Ambassadors At-Large

Ambassadors killed in office