List of United States Ambassadors to Brazil

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Ambassador of the United States to Brazil
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Incumbent
Liliana Ayalde

since September 2013
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Condy Raguet
as Chargé d'Affaires
Formation October 29, 1825
Website U.S. Embassy - Brasilia

The following is a list of Ambassadors of the United States, or other chiefs of mission, to Brazil. 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
Condy Raguet Chargé d'Affaires October 29, 1825 April 16, 1827 John Quincy Adams
William Tudor Chargé d'Affaires June 25, 1828 March 9, 1830[1]
Ethan A. Brown Chargé d'Affaires February 18, 1831 April 11, 1834 Andrew Jackson
William Hunter Chargé d'Affaires January 7, 1835 January 1, 1842
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 1, 1842 December 9, 1843 John Tyler
George H. Proffit Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 11, 1843 August 10, 1844[2]
Henry A. Wise Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 10, 1844 August 28, 1847
David Tod Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 28, 1847 August 9, 1851 James K. Polk
Robert C. Schenck Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 9, 1851 October 8, 1853 Millard Fillmore
William Trousdale Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 8, 1853 December 5, 1857 Franklin Pierce
Richard K. Meade Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 5, 1857 July 9, 1861 James Buchanan
James Watson Webb Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 21, 1861 May 26, 1869 Abraham Lincoln
James Monroe [3][4] Chargé d'Affaires ad interim 1869 1869 Ulysses S. Grant
Henry T. Blow Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 28, 1869 November 6, 1870
James R. Partridge Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 31, 1871 June 11, 1877
Henry W. Hilliard Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 23, 1877 June 15, 1881 Rutherford B. Hayes
Thomas A. Osborn Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 17, 1881 July 11, 1885 James Garfield
Thomas J. Jarvis Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 11, 1885 November 19, 1888 Grover Cleveland
Robert Adams, Jr. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 20, 1889 March 1, 1890 Benjamin Harrison
Edwin H. Conger Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 19, 1890 September 9, 1893
Thomas L. Thompson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 9, 1893 July 17, 1897 Grover Cleveland
Edwin H. Conger Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 9, 1897 February 6, 1898 William McKinley
Charles Page Bryan Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 11, 1898 December 3, 1902
David E. Thompson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 1, 1903 March 16, 1905 Theodore Roosevelt
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 16, 1905 November 3, 1905
Lloyd C. Griscom Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 6, 1906 January 2, 1907
Irving B. Dudley Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 1, 1907 September 16, 1911
Edwin V. Morgan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 4, 1912 August 23, 1933 William H. Taft
Hugh S. Gibson Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 23, 1933 December 3, 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jefferson Caffery Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 17, 1937 September 17, 1944
Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 30, 1945 February 27, 1946
William D. Pawley Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 13, 1946 March 26, 1948 Harry S. Truman
Herschel Vespasian Johnson Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 22, 1948 May 27, 1953
James S. Kemper Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 18, 1953 January 26, 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
James Clement Dunn Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 11, 1955 July 4, 1956
Ellis O. Briggs Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 24, 1956 April 29, 1959
Clare Boothe Luce Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 29, 1959 May 1, 1959
John M. Cabot Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 22, 1959 August 17, 1961
Lincoln Gordon Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 19, 1961 February 25, 1966 John F. Kennedy
John W. Tuthill Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 30, 1966 January 9, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
Charles Burke Elbrick Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 14, 1969 May 7, 1970 Richard Nixon
William M. Rountree Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 16, 1970 May 30, 1973
John Hugh Crimmins Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 13, 1973 February 25, 1978
Robert M. Sayre Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 8, 1978 September 19, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Langhorne A. Motley Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 6, 1981 July 6, 1983 Ronald Reagan
Diego C. Asencio Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 20, 1983 February 28, 1986
Harry W. Shlaudeman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 5, 1986 May 14, 1989
Richard Huntington Melton Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 12, 1989 December 16, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Melvyn Levitsky Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 1, 1994 June 17, 1998 Bill Clinton
Anthony Stephen Harrington Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 8, 2000 February 28, 2001
Cristobal R. Orozco Chargé d'Affaires ad interim February 2001 April 2002 George W. Bush
Donna J. Hrinak Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 23, 2002 June 26, 2004
John J. Danilovich Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 2, 2004 November 7, 2005
Philip T. Chicola Chargé d'Affaires ad interim November 2005 November 2006
Clifford M. Sobel Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 7, 2006 August 2009
Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 24, 2009 September 2013 Barack Obama
Liliana Ayalde Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 12, 2013 Current

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  1. ^ Died at post.
  2. ^ Proffit was a recess appointment; the Senate declined to confirm him and he was recalled.
  3. ^ "James Monroe (1821-1898)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  4. ^ "RG 30/22 - James Monroe (1821-1898) - Biography". Oberlin College Archives. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 

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