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List of ambassadors of the United States to the Dominican Republic

This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to the Dominican Republic.

Ambassador of the United States to the Dominican Republic
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Incumbent
Robin Bernstein

since September 3, 2018
NominatorThe President of the United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holderJohn M. Langston
as Chargé d'Affaires
FormationMarch 26, 1884
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Santo Domingo
Name Title Presentation of Credentials Termination of Mission Notes
John M. Langston Chargé d'Affaires March 26, 1884 Transmitted recall by mail, June 23, 1885 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince.
John E. W. Thompson Chargé d'Affaires March 1, 1885 Relinquished charge at Port-au-Prince about October 17, 1889 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince.
Frederick Douglass Chargé d'Affaires January 25, 1890 Left Port-au-Prince, July 1891 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince.
John S. Durham Chargé d'Affaires January 14, 1892 Presented recall, November 18, 1893 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince.
Henry M. Smythe Chargé d'Affaires November 18, 1893 Left Santo Domingo, March 20, 1897 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince. Credentials presented on November 18, 1893, by his predecessor; Smythe was officially received in person at Santo Domingo, October 28, 1895.
William F. Powell Chargé d'Affaires February 18, 1898 Superseded, July 23, 1904 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince. Officially received on February 18, 1898; had transmitted credentials by mail in November 1897.
Thomas C. Dawson Minister Resident/Consul General July 23, 1904 Left post, May 5, 1907 Accredited to Santo Domingo.
Fenton R. McCreery Minister Resident/Consul General May 18, 1907 Left post, October 7, 1909 Accredited to Santo Domingo.
Horace G. Knowles Minister Resident/Consul General March 7, 1910 Presented recall, August 2, 1910
William W. Russell Minister Resident/Consul General November 3, 1910 Promoted to Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
William W. Russell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 5, 1911 Left post, March 2, 1913
James Mark Sullivan Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 23, 1913 Left post, June 20, 1915
William W. Russell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 7, 1915 Left post, September 12, 1925
Evan E. Young Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 28, 1925 Left post, December 31, 1929
Charles B. Curtis Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 28, 1930 Left post, August 11, 1931
H. F. Arthur Schoenfeld Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 9, 1931 Left post, April 27, 1937
R. Henry Norweb Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 7, 1937 Presented recall, February 13-February 19, 1940
Robert M. Scotten Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 21, 1940 Left post, March 14, 1942
Avra M. Warren Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 4, 1942 Promoted to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Avra M. Warren Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 17, 1943 Left post, April 22, 1944
Ellis O. Briggs Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 3, 1944 Left post, January 14, 1945
Joseph F. McGurk Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 17, 1945 Left post, November 16, 1945
George Howland Butler Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 19, 1946 Left post, February 5, 1948
Ralph H. Ackerman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 27, 1948 Left post, June 11, 1952
Phelps Phelps Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 29, 1952 Left post, May 30, 1953
William T. Pheiffer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 29, 1953 Left post, June 2, 1957
Joseph S. Farland Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 7, 1957 Left post, May 28, 1960
Henry Dearborn Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Unknown Diplomatic ties severed, August 26, 1960 U.S. severed diplomatic relations with the Dominican Republic on August 26, 1960.
John Calvin Hill Chargé d'Affaires ad interim January 6, 1962 Unknown U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo was reestablished January 6, 1962
Vinton Chapin Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 23, 1960 Unknown Appointed on June 23, 1960 and took oath of office, but did not proceed to post.
John Bartlow Martin Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 9, 1962 Left post, September 28, 1963 Normal relations interrupted, September 25, 1963; new Government of the Dominican Republic still unrecognized by the U.S. when Martin left post.
W. Tapley Bennett, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 23, 1964 Left post, April 13, 1966
John Hugh Crimmins Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 29, 1966 Left post, April 16, 1969
Francis E. Meloy, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 16, 1969 Left post, August 6, 1973
Robert A. Hurwitch Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 5, 1973 Left post, April 5, 1978
Robert L. Yost Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 15, 1978 Left post, June 7, 1982
Robert Anderson Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 22, 1982 Left post, August 3, 1985
Lowell C. Kilday Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 11, 1985 Left post, August 8, 1988
Paul D. Taylor Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 18, 1988 Left post, January 9, 1992
Robert Stephen Pastorino Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 6, 1992 Left post, June 28, 1994
Donna Jean Hrinak Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 22, 1994 Left post, December 8, 1997
Mari Carmen Aponte Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Unknown Unknown Nomination of April 28 withdrawn on October 5, 1998
Charles Taylor Manatt Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 17, 1999 Left post, March 1, 2001
Hans H. Hertell Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 29, 2001 Unknown
P. Robert Fannin Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 15, 2007 Unknown
Christopher Lambert Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Unknown Unknown
Raúl H. Yzaguirre Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 17, 2010 May 29, 2013
James "Wally" Brewster, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 22, 2013 January 20, 2017
Robin S. Bernstein Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 3, 2018 Incumbent  

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