United States Ambassador to Bolivia

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Ambassador of the United States to Bolivia
Embajador de los Estados Unidos a Bolivia
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Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Aruna Amirthanayagam
As Charge d’Affaires

since February 28, 2014
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder John Appleton
as Chargé d'Affaires
Formation January 3, 1849
Website U.S. Embassy - La Paz

The following is a list of United States Ambassadors, or other Chiefs of Mission, to Bolivia. The title given by the United States State Department to this position is currently Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
John Appleton Chargé d'Affaires January 3, 1849 May 4, 1849 James K. Polk
Alexander Keith McClung Chargé d'Affaires July 3, 1850 June 30, 1851 Zachary Taylor
Horace H. Miller Chargé d'Affaires December 18, 1852 January 18, 1854 Millard Fillmore
John W. Dana Chargé d'Affaires February 23, 1854 September 24, 1854 Franklin Pierce
Minister Resident September 24, 1854 March 10, 1859
John Cotton Smith Minister Resident March 10, 1859 May 1, 1861 James Buchanan
David K. Cartter Minister Resident July 28, 1861 March 10, 1862 Abraham Lincoln
Allen A. Hall Minister Resident September 4, 1863 May 18, 1867[1]
John W. Caldwell Minister Resident November 2, 1868 July 25, 1869 Andrew Johnson
Leopold Markbreit Minister Resident July 25, 1869 February 12, 1873 Ulysses S. Grant
John T. Croxton Minister Resident April 9, 1873 April 16, 1874[1]
Robert M. Reynolds Minister Resident January 30, 1875 October 11, 1876
S. Newton Pettis Minister Resident/Consul General June 2, 1879 October 30, 1879 Rutherford B. Hayes
Charles Adams Minister Resident/Consul General July 8, 1880 August 29, 1882
George Maney Minister Resident/Consul General November 4, 1882 June 1, 1883 Chester A. Arthur
Richard Gibbs Minister Resident/Consul General October 16, 1883 September 11, 1885
William A. Seay Minister Resident/Consul General September 19, 1885 April 12, 1887 Grover Cleveland
S. S. Carlisle Minister Resident/Consul General January 17, 1888 December 16, 1889
Thomas H. Anderson Minister Resident/Consul General December 16, 1889 October 4, 1890 Benjamin Harrison
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 4, 1890 November 22, 1892
Frederic J. Grant Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 12, 1893 October 24, 1893 Grover Cleveland
Thomas Moonlight Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 14, 1894 January 8, 1898
George H. Bridgman Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 4, 1898 January 13, 1902 William McKinley
William B. Sorsby Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 4, 1902 March 16, 1908 Theodore Roosevelt
James F. Stutesman Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 8, 1908 April 15, 1910 William Howard Taft
Horace G. Knowles Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 28, 1910 August 23, 1913
John D. O'Rear Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 31, 1913 July 14, 1918[1] Woodrow Wilson
S. Abbot Maginnis Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 14, 1920 December 5, 1921
Jesse S. Cottrell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 6, 1922 January 26, 1928 Warren G. Harding
David E. Kaufman Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 30, 1928 January 10, 1929 Calvin Coolidge
Edward F. Feely Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 23, 1930 September 29, 1933 Herbert Hoover
Fay A. Des Portes Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 15, 1933 May 1, 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt
R. Henry Norweb Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 10, 1936 June 15, 1937
Robert Granville Caldwell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 21, 1937 June 23, 1939
Douglas Jenkins Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 26, 1939 October 3, 1941
Pierre de Lagarde Boal Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 23, 1942 February 5, 1944[2]
Walter C. Thurston Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 16, 1944 January 3, 1946
Joseph Flack Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 15, 1946 May 17, 1949 Harry S. Truman
Irving Florman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 27, 1950 September 4, 1951
Edward J. Sparks Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 13, 1952 October 29, 1954
Gerald A. Drew Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 8, 1954 April 6, 1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Philip W. Bonsal Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 10, 1957 February 6, 1959
Carl W. Strom Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 4, 1959 May 8, 1961
Ben S. Stephansky Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 29, 1961 October 15, 1963 John F. Kennedy
Douglas Henderson Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 7, 1963 August 6, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson
Raúl H. Castro Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 3, 1968 November 3, 1969
Ernest V. Siracusa Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 5, 1969 July 30, 1973 Richard Nixon
William Perry Stedman, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 3, 1973 June 23, 1977
Paul M. Boeker Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 26, 1977 February 17, 1980 Jimmy Carter
Marvin Weissman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 26, 1980 July 20, 1980[3]
Alexander Watson Chargé d'Affaires ad interim July 1980 September 1981
Edwin G. Corr Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 10, 1981 August 9, 1985 Ronald Reagan
Edward Morgan Rowell Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 20, 1985 January 19, 1988
Robert S. Gelbard Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 11, 1988 July 20, 1991 George H. W. Bush
Charles R. Bowers Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 23, 1991 October 7, 1994
Curtis Warren Kamman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 16, 1994 November 26, 1997 Bill Clinton
Donna Jean Hrinak Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 14, 1998 July 17, 2000
Manuel Rocha Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 4, 2000 April 27, 2002 George W. Bush
David N. Greenlee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 17, 2003 May 10, 2006
Philip S. Goldberg Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 13, 2006 September 10, 2008[4]
Krishna R. Urs Chargé d’Affaires a.i. September 15, 2008 June 25, 2009[5]
James Creagan Chargé d’Affaires a.i. June 25, 2009 August 28, 2009 Barack Obama
John S. Creamer[6] Chargé d’Affaires a.i. August 28, 2009 July 13, 2012
Larry L. Memmott[7] Chargé d’Affaires a.i. July 14, 2012 February 28, 2014
Aruna Amirthanayagam Chargé d’Affaires a.i. February 28, 2014 incumbent

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