List of ambassadors of the United States to Canada

This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to Canada.[1] The ambassador is the head of the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa.

Ambassador of the United States to Canada
Ambassadeur des États-Unis au Canada
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Seal of the United States Department of State
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Incumbent
David L. Cohen

since December 7, 2021
United States Department of State
Reports toUnited States Secretary of State
ResidenceLornado
SeatEmbassy of the United States
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
AppointerPresident of the United States
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthAt the pleasure of the President
Inaugural holderWilliam Phillips
(as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
FormationJune 1, 1927
WebsiteU.S. Embassy – Ottawa

Prior to 1943, the head of the U.S. diplomatic mission to Canada bore the title of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. The U.S. mission to Canada was upgraded from legation to embassy status in June 1943; Ray Atherton was the first chief of mission to hold ambassadorial rank.

ListEdit

# Ambassador Portrait Took office Left office President(s)
1 William Phillips   June 1, 1927 December 14, 1929 Calvin Coolidge,
Herbert Hoover
2 Hanford MacNider   August 29, 1930 August 15, 1932 Herbert Hoover
3 Warren Delano Robbins   May 16, 1933 March 28, 1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt
4 Norman Armour   August 7, 1935 January 15, 1939
5 Daniel Calhoun Roper   May 19, 1939 August 20, 1939
6 James H. R. Cromwell   January 24, 1940 May 16, 1940
7 Jay Pierrepont Moffat   June 13, 1940 January 24, 1943
8 Ray Atherton   August 3, 1943 August 30, 1948 Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Harry S. Truman
9 Laurence Steinhardt   November 1, 1949 March 28, 1950 Harry S. Truman
10 Stanley Woodward   June 22, 1950 January 14, 1953
11 R. Douglas Stuart July 15, 1953 May 4, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower
12 Livingston T. Merchant   May 23, 1956 November 6, 1958
13 Richard B. Wigglesworth   December 15, 1958 October 19, 1960
14 Livingston T. Merchant   March 15, 1961 May 26, 1962 John F. Kennedy
15 William Walton Butterworth   December 11, 1962 September 10, 1968 John F. Kennedy,
Lyndon B. Johnson
16 Harold F. Linder September 10, 1968 July 9, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson,
Richard M. Nixon
17 Adolph W. Schmidt   September 11, 1969 January 29, 1974 Richard M. Nixon
18 William J. Porter   March 13, 1974 December 16, 1975 Richard M. Nixon,
Gerald R. Ford
19 Thomas O. Enders   February 17, 1976 September 14, 1979 Gerald R. Ford,
Jimmy Carter
20 Kenneth M. Curtis   October 5, 1979 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
21 Paul H. Robinson, Jr.   July 15, 1981 September 9, 1985 Ronald Reagan
22 Thomas M. T. Niles September 10, 1985 June 28, 1989 Ronald Reagan,
George H. W. Bush
23 Edward N. Ney June 30, 1989 June 20, 1992 George H. W. Bush
24 Peter Teeley   July 3, 1992 February 28, 1993 George H. W. Bush,
Bill Clinton
25 James Blanchard   August 19, 1993 March 15, 1996 Bill Clinton
26 Gordon Giffin
September 17, 1997 April 10, 2001 Bill Clinton,
George W. Bush
27 Paul Cellucci   April 17, 2001 March 18, 2005 George W. Bush
28 David Wilkins   June 29, 2005 January 20, 2009
29 David Jacobson   October 2, 2009 July 15, 2013 Barack Obama
30 Bruce Heyman   March 26, 2014 January 20, 2017
31 Kelly Craft   October 23, 2017 August 23, 2019 Donald Trump
Richard M. Mills Jr. (acting)   August 23, 2019 November 9, 2020
Katherine Brucker (acting) November 9, 2020 May 28, 2021 Donald Trump,
Joe Biden
Arnold A. Chacón (acting)[2]   May 28, 2021[3] December 7, 2021 Joe Biden
32 David L. Cohen   December 7, 2021 Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Chiefs of Mission to Canada Archived 2007-12-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Biography of Arnold Chacon, Chargé d'Affaires". U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  3. ^ "Appointment of Ambassador Arnold Chacon to serve as Chargé d’Affaires to Canada". United States Department of State. Retrieved June 24, 2021.

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