Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Public Affairs
Incumbent
Douglas Frantz

since September 3, 2013
Inaugural holder Archibald MacLeish
Formation 1944
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs is the head of the Bureau of Public Affairs within the United States Department of State. Typically, the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs is also the official spokesperson of the State Department. The Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs reports to the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

Assistant Secretaries of State for Public Affairs, 1944—Present[edit]

Name Assumed office Left office President appointed by
Archibald MacLeish December 20, 1944 August 17, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt
William Benton September 17, 1945 September 30, 1947 Harry Truman
George V. Allen March 31, 1948 November 28, 1949 Harry Truman
Edward W. Barrett February 16, 1950 February 20, 1952 Harry Truman
Howland H. Sargeant February 21, 1952 January 29, 1953 Harry Truman
Carl McCardle January 30, 1953 March 1, 1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Andrew H. Berding March 28, 1957 March 9, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Roger Tubby March 10, 1961 April 1, 1962 John F. Kennedy
Robert Manning April 11, 1962 July 31, 1964 John F. Kennedy
James L. Greenfield September 10, 1964 March 12, 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson
Dixon Donnelley March 22, 1966 January 31, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
Michael Collins January 6, 1970 April 11, 1971 Richard Nixon
Carol Laise October 10, 1973 March 27, 1975 Richard Nixon
John Reinhardt April 22, 1975 March 22, 1977 Gerald Ford
Hodding Carter III March 25, 1977 June 30, 1980 Jimmy Carter
William J. Dyess August 29, 1980 July 30, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Dean E. Fischer August 7, 1981 August 19, 1982 Ronald Reagan
Robert John Hughes August 20, 1982 January 1, 1985 Ronald Reagan
Bernard Kalb August 12, 1985 October 8, 1986 Ronald Reagan
Charles E. Redman June 29, 1987 March 1, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Margaret D. Tutwiler March 3, 1989 August 23, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Thomas E. Donilon April 1, 1993 November 7, 1996 Bill Clinton
James Rubin August 7, 1997 April 2, 2000 Bill Clinton
Richard Boucher January 5, 2001 June 2, 2005 Bill Clinton
Sean McCormack June 2, 2005 January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
Philip J. Crowley May 26, 2009 March 13, 2011 Barack Obama
Michael A. Hammer March 30, 2012 August 30, 2013 Barack Obama
Douglas Frantz September 3, 2013 Barack Obama

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