List of ambassadors of the United States to Bangladesh

The United States Ambassador to Bangladesh is the official representative of the President of the United States to the head of state of Bangladesh. President Joe Biden nominated career diplomat and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Peter D. Haas for the position on June 9, 2021; he has yet to be confirmed by the Senate.[1]

Ambassador of the United States to Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশে নিযুক্ত যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের রাষ্ট্রদূত
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Incumbent
Earl R. Miller

since November 29, 2018
NominatorThe President of the United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holderDavis Eugene Boster
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
FormationFebruary 28, 1974
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Dhaka

The United States officially recognized Bangladesh after its independence.[2] In May 1972, the United States government opened its establishment and diplomatic residence with Bangladesh. In December 1972, the nation established its new constitution. The embassy in Dhaka was established on May 18, 1972, with Herbert D. Spivack as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. Daniel O. Newberry served as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, October 1972–April 1974. The first ranking ambassador arrived in April 1974. Relations have been continuous and developing since that time.

The United States Embassy in Bangladesh is located in Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka.[3]

AmbassadorsEdit

U.S. diplomatic terms


Career FSO
After 1915, The United States Department of State began classifying ambassadors as career Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) for those who have served in the Foreign Service for a specified amount of time.

Political appointee
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).

Appointed
The date that the ambassador took the oath of office; also known as “commissioning”. It follows confirmation of a presidential appointment by the Senate, or a Congressional recess appointment by the president. In the case of a recess appointment, the ambassador requires subsequent confirmation by the Senate to remain in office.

Presented credentials
The date that the ambassador presented his letter of credence to the head of state or appropriate authority of the receiving nation. At this time the ambassador officially becomes the representative of his country. This would normally occur a short time after the ambassador’s arrival on station. The host nation may reject the ambassador by not receiving the ambassador’s letter, but this occurs only rarely.

Terminated mission
Usually the date that the ambassador left the country. In some cases a letter of recall is presented, ending the ambassador’s commission, either as a means of diplomatic protest or because the diplomat is being reassigned elsewhere and replaced by another envoy.

Chargé d'affaires
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country.

Ad interim
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime".
  • Note: President Nixon appointed Hermann F. Eilts as ambassador on September 11, 1972, but Eilts declined the appointment.
  • Davis Eugene Boster – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 28, 1974
    • Presented credentials: April 13, 1974
    • Terminated mission: Left post, September 10, 1976
  • Edward E. Masters – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 4, 1976
    • Presented credentials: November 5, 1976
    • Terminated mission: Left post, November 27, 1977
  • David T. Schneider – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 2, 1978
    • Presented credentials: March 29, 1978
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 25, 1981
  • Jane Abell Coon – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 30, 1981
    • Presented credentials: August 11, 1981
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 3, 1984
  • Howard Bruner Schaffer – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 13, 1984
    • Presented credentials: September 26, 1984
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 9, 1987
  • Willard Ames De Pree – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 1987
    • Presented credentials: October 5, 1987
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 17, 1990
  • William B. Milam – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 27, 1990
    • Presented credentials: September 1, 1990
    • Terminated mission: Left post, October 9, 1993
  • David Nathan Merrill – Career FSO[4]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 11, 1994
    • Presented credentials: April 5, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 14, 1997
  • John C. Holzman – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 1, 1997
    • Presented credentials: September 2, 1997
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 6, 2000
  • Mary Ann Peters – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 15, 2000
    • Presented credentials: September 25, 2000
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 19, 2003
  • Harry K. Thomas, Jr. – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 27, 2003
    • Presented credentials: August 14, 2003
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 2, 2005
  • Patricia A. Butenis – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 21, 2006
    • Presented credentials: April 13, 2006
    • Terminated mission: June 23, 2007
  • James F. Moriarty – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 26, 2008
    • Presented credentials: April 21, 2008
    • Terminated mission: Left post, June 17, 2011
  • Nicholas Dean[5]
    • Presented credentials: November 24, 2011
    • Chargé d'Affaires since June 17, 2011
  • Dan Mozena – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Nominated by President Obama, May 16, 2011.[6]
  • Marcia Bernicat – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 18, 2014[7]
    • Presented credentials: February 4, 2015
    • Terminated mission: November 2, 2018
  • Earl R. Miller – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 11, 2018[8]
    • Presented credentials: November 29, 2018[9]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ward, Myah (July 9, 2021). "Biden names more ambassador nominees, tapping LA mayor for India post". POLITICO. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Herald-Journal - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  3. ^ "U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh". U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  4. ^ "David Nathan Merrill". history.state.gov. Office of the Historian. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  5. ^ "Deputy Chief of Mission". United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy Dhaka. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
  6. ^ "Nominations & Appointments". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved 2011-07-17 – via National Archives.
  7. ^ "Ambassador Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat" (PDF). US Embassy. Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  8. ^ "Earl Miller new US ambassador in Dhaka". www.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  9. ^ "U.S. Ambassador Earl P. Miller Presents Credentials to President MD. Abdul Hamid". bd.usembassy.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-29.

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