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Ambassadors of the United States

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  • Anthony Boyce Akers (1914 - 1976)
    Ambassador/ Under Secretary of the Air Force .* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jan 7 2019, 13:09:53 UTC Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Jan 7 2019, 15:02:02 UTC
  • Patricia Lynch Ewell (1926 - 2011)
    Patricia Gates Lynch Ewell (born Patricia Ann Lawrence; April 20, 1926 – December 4, 2011) was an United States Ambassador to Madagascar and the Comoros (1986–89). Ewell served as Press Secretary to ...
  • Thomas C. Mann (1912 - 1999)
    Thomas C. Mann (Laredo, Texas, November 11, 1912 – January 23, 1999) was a diplomat who specialized in Latin American affairs while employed by the U.S. Department of State from 1942-1966. During the...
  • 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...

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