United States Ambassador to Cambodia

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Ambassador of the United States to Cambodia
Department of state.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
William Todd Official Portrait.jpg
Incumbent
William E. Todd

since March 29, 2012
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Donald R. Heath
as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
Formation June 29, 1950
Website U.S. Embassy - Phnom Penh

This is a list of Ambassadors of the United States to Cambodia.

Until 1953 Cambodia had been French protectorate as a part of French Indochina, but became independent on November 9, 1953. The United States had appointed its first envoy to Cambodia, Donald R. Heath, in 1950. Heath was a non-resident minister who was commissioned to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, while resident in Saigon.

Diplomatic relations between Cambodia and the United States were broken twice: The first time between 1965 and 1969, and the second time in 1975 just before the Pol Pot regime gained control of the country. Relations were finally restored in 1991.

The U.S. Embassy in Cambodia is located in Phnom Penh.

Ambassadors[edit]

Name Portrait Appointed Presentation

of Credentials

Termination of Mission President(s)
Donald R. Heath US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg June 29, 1950 July 11, 1950 October 2, 1954 Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Robert McClintock US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg August 18, 1954 October 2, 1954 October 15, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Carl W. Strom US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg October 11, 1956 December 7, 1956 March 8, 1959 Dwight D. Eisenhower
William C. Trimble William Trimble.jpg February 16, 1959 April 23, 1959 June 8, 1962 Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Philip D. Sprouse US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg June 28, 1962 August 20, 1962 March 3, 1964 John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Randolph A. Kidder US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg July 9, 1964 Did not present credentials September 18, 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson
Office vacant from 1964 to 1970.
Emory C. Swank US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg September 3, 1970 September 15, 1970 September 5, 1973 Richard Nixon
John Gunther Dean US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg March 14, 1974 April 3, 1974 April 12, 1975 Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Office vacant from 1975 to 1994.
Charles H. Twining US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg May 13, 1994 May 17, 1994 November 20, 1994 Bill Clinton
Kenneth M. Quinn US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg December 12, 1995 March 28, 1996 July 25, 1999 Bill Clinton
Kent M. Wiedemann US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg June 7, 1999 August 31, 1999 May 16, 2002 Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Charles A. Ray Charles A Ray ambassador.JPG November 15, 2002 January 4, 2003 July 11, 2005 George W. Bush
Joseph A. Mussomeli Joseph A Mussomeli.jpg June 27, 2005 September 22, 2005 August 2008 George W. Bush
Carol A. Rodley Carol A Rodley.jpg October 24, 2008 January 20, 2009 September 29, 2011 George W. Bush
Barack Obama
William E. Todd William Todd Official Portrait.jpg March 29, 2012 June 8, 2012 Incumbent Barack Obama

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