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Ambassadors of the United States

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  • Pete Hoekstra, 69th U.S. Ambassador to The Netherlands
    Pete Hoekstra  is a Dutch American politician who became the 69th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands on January 10, 2018. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. Rep...
  • Jeanie Jackson
    Jeanie Buss (born September 26, 1961) is part-owner and president of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Buss is the daughter of Jerry Buss, a real estate investor wh...
  • Warren Zimmermann (1934 - 2004)
    Warren Zimmermann (November 16, 1934 – February 3, 2004) was an American career diplomat best known as the last US ambassador to SFR Yugoslavia before its disintegration in a series of civil wars. ...
  • George Washington Slacum (b. - 1861)
    US Consul to Buenos Aires. Died at the residence of his sister, Helen Adela (Slacum) Ludlow, in Covington, KY. Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Aug 5 2018, 8:12:17 UTC Dictionary ...
  • Hugh Simons Gibson (1883 - 1954)
    Hugh Simons Gibson (August 16, 1883 – December 12, 1954) was an American diplomat. He was actively involved in disarmament talks from 1925 to 1932. Throughout his career, he remained a leading propon...

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