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List of ambassadors of the United States to Jamaica

This is a list of United States ambassadors to Jamaica. The U.S. Embassy is located in Jamaica's capital, Kingston, and was established there on August 16, 1962.

Ambassador of the United States to Jamaica
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Incumbent
Donald R. Tapia

since July 24, 2019
NominatorThe President of the United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holderIrving G. Cheslaw
as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
FormationAugust 16, 1962
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Kingston

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AmbassadorsEdit

Name Background Title Appointment Presentation of Credentials Termination of Mission Notes
Irving G. Cheslaw Non-career appointee Chargé d'Affaires ad interim August 16, 1962 Unknown 1962
William C. Doherty, I Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 23, 1962 November 26, 1962 Left post, April 25, 1964 [1]
Wilson T.M. Beale, Jr. Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 1, 1965 October 13, 1965 Left post, October 22, 1967
Walter N. Tobriner Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 7, 1967 December 11, 1967 Left post, March 21, 1969
Vincent de Roulet Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 19, 1969 October 23, 1969 Left post, July 18, 1973 [2]
Sumner Gerard Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 22, 1974 June 4, 1974 Left post, April 15, 1977
Frederick Irving Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 26, 1977 July 18, 1977 Left post, November 22, 1978
Loren E. Lawrence Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 23, 1979 April 12, 1979 Left post, July 9, 1982
William Alexander Hewitt Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 30, 1982 November 1, 1982 Left post, October 14, 1985
Michael Sotirhos Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 28, 1985 November 12, 1985 Left post, July 7, 1989
Glen A. Holden Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 10, 1989 November 21, 1989 Left post, March 1, 1993
Lacy A. Wright, Jr. Chargé d'Affaires ad interim March 1993 November 1994
Jerome Gary Cooper Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 5, 1994 November 4, 1994 Left post, November 27, 1997
Stanley Louis McLelland Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 12, 1997 February 6, 1998 Left post March 1, 2001
Sue McCourt Cobb Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 20, 2001 2001 2005
Pamela E. Bridgewater Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 9, 2010 November 3, 2010 November 25, 2013
Luis G. Moreno Foreign Service Officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 20, 2014 January 13, 2015 Left post June 30, 2017
Eric Khant Chargé d’ Affaires June 30, 2017 July 16, 2019
Donald R. Tapia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 24, 2019

NotesEdit

  1. ^ An earlier nomination of September 29, 1962, was not confirmed by the United States Senate. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on March 12, 1963.
  2. ^ The Government of Jamaica declared Ambassador de Roulet persona non grata, July 20, 1973, and he did not return to his post.

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