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United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic

Ambassador of the United States to the Central African Republic
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Laurence D. Wohlers

since September 8, 2010
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Alan W. Lukens
as Chargé d'affaires ad interim
Formation August 13, 1960
Website U.S. Embassy - Bangui

The United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic is the ambassador of the United States to the Central African Republic.

Alan W. Lukens (resident at Brazzaville) presented credentials as chargé d'affaires ad interim on August 13, 1960. During Blancke's tenure as non-resident Ambassador to the Central African Republic, the United States Embassy in Bangui was established on February 10, 1961, with Lukens as resident chargé d'affaires ad interim. Ambassador Cooke was commissioned to the Central African Empire.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Name State Type Appointed Presented Credentials Mission Terminated Notes
W. Wendell Blancke California FSO Dec 12, 1960 Jan 6, 1961 Nov 29, 1961 Commissioned during a recess of the Senate.
Recommissioned after confirmation on Feb 6, 1961.
Also accredited to Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, and Gabon; resident at Brazzaville.
John H. Burns Oklahoma FSO Nov 10, 1961 Nov 29, 1961 Left post, May 6, 1963 Commissioned during a recess of the Senate
Recommissioned after confirmation on Jan 30, 1962.
Claude G. Ross California FSO Aug 1, 1963 Sep 16, 1963 Left post, Apr 22, 1967
Geoffrey W. Lewis Virginia FSO Sep 13, 1967 Oct 23, 1967 Left post, Aug 2, 1970
Melvin L. Manfull Utah FSO Nov 23, 1970 Feb 4, 1971 Left post, Dec 13, 1972
William N. Dale New Mexico FSO Jul 24, 1973 Sep 18, 1973 Left post, Jul 17, 1975
Anthony C. E. Quainton Washington FSO Feb 4, 1976 Feb 20, 1976 Left post, Jun 9, 1978
Goodwin Cooke Connecticut FSO Oct 11, 1978 Nov 4, 1978 Left post, Jul 13, 1980
Arthur H. Woodruff Florida FSO May 7, 1981 Jul 10, 1981 Left post, Aug 2, 1983
Edmund DeJarnette Virginia FSO Oct 7, 1983 Nov 17, 1983 Left post, May 26, 1986
David C. Fields California FSO Oct 16, 1986 Dec 4, 1986 Left post, Oct 3, 1989
Daniel Howard Simpson Ohio FSO Nov 21, 1989 Feb 6, 1990 Left post, Dec 15, 1992
Robert E. Gribbin, 3rd Alabama FSO Jun 15, 1992 Jan 16, 1993 Left post, Sep 16, 1995
Mosina H. Jordan New York FSO Jun 27, 1995 Nov 29, 1995 Left post Mar 31, 1997
Robert Cephas Perry Virginia FSO Oct 12, 1998 Feb 1, 1999 Jul 1, 2001
Mattie R. Sharpless North Carolina FSO Oct 1, 2001 Dec 14, 2001 Left post, Dec. 2, 2002
Frederick B. Cook[1] Florida FSO Jul 27, 2007 Aug 27, 2007 Prior to September 2010
Laurence D. Wohlers[2] Washington FSO September 8, 2010 Unknown Current

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See also

References

  1. ^ http://bangui.usembassy.gov/ambassador2/ambassador-cook.html
  2. ^ http://bangui.usembassy.gov/ambassador2.html

External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for the Central African Republic
  • United States Department of State: Central African Republic
  • United States Embassy in Bangui
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