Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for International Organization Affairs
Esther brimmer official.jpg
Incumbent
Esther Brimmer

since April 2, 2009
Inaugural holder Dean Rusk
Formation 1949
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs is the head of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs within the American Department of State that creates and executes policy in international organizations such as the United Nations. The Department of State created the position of Assistant Secretary of State for United Nations Affairs in February 1949, using one of the six Assistant secretary positions originally authorized by Congress in 1944. On August 25, 1954, a Department administrative action changed the incumbent's designation to Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. The current Assistant Secretary is Paula Schriefer.[1][2]

Assistant Secretaries of State for International Organization Affairs[2][edit]

Term started Term ended Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
Feb 8, 1949 May 26, 1949 Dean Rusk
Jun 24, 1949 Jul 27, 1953 John D. Hickerson
Mar 20, 1953 Nov 30, 1953 Robert D. Murphy
Dec 4, 1953 Jul 31, 1955 David McK. Key
Jul 28, 1955 Jan 20, 1961 Francis O. Wilcox
Feb 20, 1961 Sep 8, 1965 Harlan Cleveland
Sep 1, 1965 Feb 9, 1969 Joseph John Sisco
Feb 7, 1969 Jun 20, 1973 Samuel De Palma
Jul 12, 1973 Jan 2, 1974 David H. Popper
Dec 19, 1973 Dec 18, 1975 William B. Buffum
Dec 22, 1975 Apr 13, 1977 Samuel W. Lewis
Apr 7, 1977 Apr 9, 1980 Charles W. Maynes
Jun 5, 1980 Jan 21, 1981 Richard Lee McCall, Jr.
May 7, 1981 Dec 1, 1981 Elliott Abrams
May 28, 1982 Nov 12, 1985 Gregory J. Newell
Nov 6, 1985 Nov 17, 1987 Alan L. Keyes
Feb 5, 1988 Mar 19, 1989 Richard S. Williamson
May 5, 1989 Jan 19, 1993 John R. Bolton
May 25, 1993 May 31, 1995 Douglas J. Bennet, Jr.
Mar 18, 1997 Oct 22, 1998 Princeton N. Lyman
Oct 22, 1998 Nov 19, 2002 C. David Welch
Nov 19, 2002 May 1, 2005 Kim Holmes
Aug 2, 2005 June 27, 2008 Kristen Silverberg
Oct 3, 2008 January 20, 2009 Brian H. Hook
April 2, 2009 May 7, 2012 Esther Brimmer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bureau of International Organization Affairs". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Assistant Secretaries of State for International Organization Affairs". Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved September 21, 2007.