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Ambassadors of the United States

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  • William Brent, Jr. (1783 - 1848)
    . William Brent Jr. (January 13, 1783 – May 13, 1848) was an American lawyer, political figure and diplomat from Virginia. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Brent served in the Virginia ...
  • Wymberley DeRenne Coerr (1913 - 1996)
    US Ambassador to Uraguay and Ecuador Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Feb 7 2018, 20:42:48 UTC Wymberley deRenne Coerr, an American career diplomat who was Ambassador to Uruguay a...
  • Amb. Thomas Hart Clay, Sr. (1803 - 1871)
    Son of Henry Clay and Lucretia Hart (both buried at this cem.). Occupation: Farmer. He married on 5 Oct 1837 in Fayette Co., KY, Marie R. Mentell (buried at this cem.); they had the following child...
  • Lambert Tree (1832 - 1910)
    Tree (November 29, 1832 – October 9, 1910) was a United States state court judge, ambassador, and patron of the arts. Biography Born in Washington, D.C., Tree went to the University of Virginia. ...
  • Elliott Northcutt (1869 - 1946)
    Elliott Northcott (April 26, 1869 – January 3, 1946) was a United States federal judge. Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Northcott attended the University of Michigan Law School, but read law to ...

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