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United States Ambassador to Canada

Ambassador of the United States to Canada
Ambassadeur des États-Unis au Canada
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Bruce Heyman

since March 26, 2014
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder William Phillips
as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
Formation June 1, 1927
Website U.S. Embassy - Ottawa

This is a list of ambassadors from the United States to Canada.[1] The ambassador is the head of the Embassy of the United States in 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, and Ray Atherton was the first chief of mission to hold ambassadorial rank.

# Ambassador Picture 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 December 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 George W. Bush
29 David Jacobson October 2, 2009 July 15, 2013 Barack Obama
30 Bruce Heyman March 26, 2014 Barack Obama

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Chiefs of Mission to Canada

External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Canada
  • United States Department of State: Canada
  • United States Embassy in Ottawa
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