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List of ambassadors of the United States to Germany

The United States has had diplomatic relations with the nation of Germany and its principal predecessor nation, the Kingdom of Prussia, since 1835. These relations were broken twice (1917 to 1921, and 1941 to 1955) while Germany and the United States were at war and for a continuation interval afterwards.

Ambassador of the United States to Germany
Botschafter der Vereinigten Staaten in Deutschland
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
Richard Grenell official photo.jpg
Incumbent
Richard Grenell

since May 8, 2018
NominatorThe President of the United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holderJohn Quincy Adams
as Minister
Formation1797
WebsiteU.S. Embassy – Berlin

Prior to 1835, the United States and Prussia recognized one another but did not exchange representatives, except for a brief period when John Quincy Adams was accredited to the Prussian court from 1797 to 1801.

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List of United States ambassadors to GermanyEdit

This is a list of the chief U.S. diplomatic agents to Prussia, Germany, and West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany), their diplomatic rank, and the effective start and end of their service in Germany.

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Berlin (1797–1801)Edit

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
John Quincy Adams, Minister   December 5, 1797 May 5, 1801

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Berlin (1835–1848)Edit

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Henry Wheaton, Chargé d'Affaires   June 9, 1835 September 29, 1837
Henry Wheaton, Envoy   September 29, 1837 July 18, 1846
Andrew Jackson Donelson, Envoy   July 18, 1846 September 13, 1848

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Frankfurt (1848–1849)Edit

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Andrew Jackson Donelson, Envoy   September 13, 1848 November 2, 1849

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Berlin (1849–1893)Edit

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Edward A. Hannegan, Envoy   June 30, 1849 January 13, 1850
Daniel D. Barnard, Envoy   December 10, 1850 September 21, 1853
Peter D. Vroom, Envoy   November 4, 1853 August 10, 1857
Joseph A. Wright, Envoy   September 3, 1857 July 1, 1861
Norman B. Judd, Envoy   July 1, 1861 September 3, 1865
Joseph A. Wright, Envoy   September 3, 1865 May 11, 1867
George Bancroft, Envoy   August 28, 1867 June 30, 1874
J.C. Bancroft Davis, Envoy   August 28, 1874 September 26, 1877
Bayard Taylor, Envoy   May 7, 1878 December 19, 1878
Andrew D. White, Envoy   June 19, 1879 August 15, 1881
Aaron A. Sargent, Envoy   May 18, 1882 June 6, 1884
John A. Kasson, Envoy   September 10, 1884 June 21, 1885
George H. Pendleton, Envoy   June 21, 1885 April 25, 1889
William Walter Phelps, Envoy   September 26, 1889 June 4, 1893
Theodore Runyon, Envoy   June 4, 1893 October 26, 1893

Heads of the U.S. Embassy at Berlin (1893–1917)Edit

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Theodore Runyon, Ambassador   October 26, 1893 January 27, 1896
Edwin F. Uhl, Ambassador   May 3, 1896 June 8, 1897
Andrew D. White, Ambassador   June 12, 1897 November 27, 1902
Charlemagne Tower, Ambassador   December 19, 1902 June 8, 1908
David Jayne Hill, Ambassador   June 14, 1908 September 2, 1911
John G. A. Leishman, Ambassador   October 24, 1911 October 4, 1913
James W. Gerard, Ambassador   October 29, 1913 February 5, 1917

Heads of the U.S. Embassy at Berlin (1921–1941)Edit

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Ellis Loring Dresel, Chargé d'Affaires   December 10, 1921 April 18, 1922
Alanson B. Houghton, Ambassador   April 22, 1922 February 21, 1925
Jacob Gould Schurman, Ambassador   June 29, 1925 January 21, 1930
Frederic M. Sackett, Ambassador   February 12, 1930 March 24, 1933
William E. Dodd, Ambassador   August 30, 1933 December 29, 1937
Hugh R. Wilson, Ambassador   March 3, 1938 November 16, 1938
Alexander C. Kirk, Chargé d'Affaires   May 1939 October 1940
Leland B. Morris, Chargé d'Affaires   October 1940 December 11, 1941

Heads of the U.S. Embassy at Bonn (1955–1999)Edit

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
James B. Conant, Ambassador   May 14, 1955 February 19, 1957
David K. E. Bruce, Ambassador   April 17, 1957 October 29, 1959
Walter C. Dowling, Ambassador December 3, 1959 April 21, 1963
George C. McGhee, Ambassador   May 18, 1963 May 21, 1968
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Ambassador   May 27, 1968 January 14, 1969
Kenneth Rush, Ambassador   July 22, 1969 February 20, 1972
Martin J. Hillenbrand, Ambassador June 27, 1972 October 18, 1976
Walter J. Stoessel, Jr., Ambassador   October 27, 1976 January 5, 1981
Arthur F. Burns, Ambassador   June 30, 1981 May 16, 1985
Richard R. Burt, Ambassador   September 16, 1985 February 17, 1989
Vernon A. Walters, Ambassador   April 24, 1989 August 18, 1991
Robert Michael Kimmitt, Ambassador   September 5, 1991 August 28, 1993
Richard Holbrooke, Ambassador   October 19, 1993 September 12, 1994
Charles E. Redman, Ambassador October 31, 1994 June 17, 1996
James D. Bindenagel, Chargé d'Affaires June 17, 1996 September 10, 1997
John C. Kornblum, Ambassador   September 10, 1997 July 7, 1999

Heads of the Embassy of the United States in Berlin (1999–present)Edit

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
John C. Kornblum, Ambassador   July 7, 1999 January 16, 2001
Daniel R. Coats, Ambassador   September 12, 2001 February 25, 2005
William R. Timken, Jr., Ambassador   September 2, 2005 December 5, 2008
John M. Koenig, Chargé d'Affaires   December 6, 2008 September 2, 2009
Philip D. Murphy, Ambassador   September 3, 2009 August 26, 2013
John B. Emerson, Ambassador   August 26, 2013 January 20, 2017
Kent Logsdon, Chargé d'Affaires   January 20, 2017 May 8, 2018
Richard Grenell, Ambassador   May 8, 2018

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