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Ambassadors of the United States

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  • William Henry Draper, Jr. (1894 - 1974)
    . William Henry Draper, Jr. (August 10, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was a U.S. army officer, banker, and diplomat. Life and career Draper was born in Harlem, New York City, the son of Mary E...
  • William Elliot Gonzales (1866 - 1937)
    William Elliot Gonzalez (1866 - October 20, 1937) was the United States Ambassador to Cuba from 1913 to 1919 and the United States Ambassador to Peru from 1919 to 1921. Biography He was born in 1...
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    Angier Biddle Duke (1915–1995) had a career which included being a diplomat in the United States foreign service. Angier Biddle Duke, 79, an Ambassador And Scion of Tobacco Family, Has Die...
  • Walter P. McConaughy (1908 - 2000)
    Walter Patrick McConaughy, Jr. (September 11, 1908 in Alabama – November 10, 2000 in Atlanta) was a career American diplomat. McConaughy attended Duke University, graduating in 1930. Afterward...

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.


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