United States Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda

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Ambassador of the United States to Antigua and Barbuda
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Incumbent
Larry Leon Palmer

since 2012
Inaugural holder Paul Byrnes
as Chargé d'Affaires
Formation November 1, 1981
Website U.S. Embassy - Bridgetown

The United States Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda is the official representative of the government of the United States to the government of Antigua and Barbuda. The title of the ambassador is United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and is concurrently the ambassador to Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while resident in Bridgetown, Barbados. The official title of the ambassador is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

The United States established diplomatic relations with Antigua and Barbuda on November 1, 1981 when the Consulate General at St. John's was raised to embassy status. Embassy St. John's closed on June 30, 1994. Since that time, all diplomatic functions have been handled out of the U.S. Embassy at Bridgetown, Barbados.

List of U.S. Ambassadors to Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

The following is a list of Ambassadors of the United States or other chiefs of mission, to Antigua and Barbuda. The title given by the United States State Department to this position is currently Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
Paul Byrnes Chargé d'Affaires ad interim[1] November 1, 1981 January 8, 1982 Ronald Reagan
Milan D. Bish[2] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 8, 1982 March 4, 1984
Thomas H. Anderson, Jr.[3] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 16, 1984 March 12, 1986
Paul A. Russo[3] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 4, 1986 June 15, 1988
Jeanette W. Hyde[4] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 10, 1995 January 31, 1998 Bill Clinton
E. William Crotty[5] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 19, 1999 October 10, 1999[6]
James A. Daley[5] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 24, 2000 March 1, 2001
Earl Norfleet Phillips[5] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 10, 2002 June 1, 2003 George W. Bush
Mary Kramer[5] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 30, 2004 October 30, 2006
Mary Martin Ourisman[5] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 16, 2006 2008
Brent Hardt[5] Chargé d'Affaires ad interim January 1, 2009 June 19, 2011[7] [8]
Christopher Sandrolini[5] Chargé d'Affaires ad interim June 19, 2011 2012[7] [8]
Larry Leon Palmer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 2012[9] incumbent Barack Obama

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Byrnes was Principal Officer when the Consulate General in St. John's was raised to Embassy status.
  2. ^ Also accredited to Barbados; Dominica; St. Lucia; and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Resident at Bridgetown.
  3. ^ a b Also accredited to Barbados; Dominica; St. Lucia; St. Christopher and Nevis; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Resident at Bridgetown.
  4. ^ Embassy St. Johns was closed June 30, 1994. Also accredited to St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada. Previously appointed Ambassador to Barbados; Dominica; St. Lucia; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Resident at Bridgetown.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Also accredited to Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Resident at Bridgetown.
  6. ^ Died at Gainesville, Florida on this date.
  7. ^ a b "Chargé d’Affaires". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  8. ^ a b Chargés d’Affaires a.i. are not appointed by the President.
  9. ^ Embassy of the United States - Barbados & E. Caribbean (2012), Congress Confirms Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, U.S. Department of State, retrieved May 21, 2012 .

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