United States Ambassador to Chile

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Ambassador of the United States to Chile
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Incumbent
Michael A. Hammer

since March 7, 2014
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Heman Allen
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
Formation April 23, 1824
Website U.S. Embassy - Santiago

The following is a list of Ambassadors that the United States has sent to Chile. The current title given by the United States State Department to this position is Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.

Representative Title Presentation
of credentials
Termination
of mission
Appointed by
Heman Allen Minister Plenipotentiary April 23, 1824 July 31, 1827 James Monroe
Samuel Larned Chargé d'Affaires November 9, 1828 October 29, 1829 John Quincy Adams
John Hamm Chargé d'Affaires May 24, 1831 October 19, 1833 Andrew Jackson
Richard Pollard Chargé d'Affaires March 13, 1835 May 12, 1842
John S. Pendleton Chargé d'Affaires May 24, 1842 June 6, 1844 John Tyler
William Crump Chargé d'Affaires August 18, 1845 November 1, 1847 James K. Polk
Seth Barton Chargé d'Affaires January 5, 1848 May 22, 1849
Balie Peyton Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 16, 1850 September 26, 1853 Zachary Taylor
David A. Starkweather Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 22, 1854 August 26, 1857 Franklin Pierce
John Bigler Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 5, 1857 October 4, 1861 James Buchanan
Thomas H. Nelson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 4, 1861 March 12, 1866 Abraham Lincoln
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 12, 1866 August 3, 1870 Andrew Johnson
Joseph P. Root Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 2, 1870 June 27, 1873 Ulysses S. Grant
Cornelius A. Logan Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 27, 1873 November 10, 1876
Thomas A. Osborn Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 28, 1877 July 25, 1881 Rutherford B. Hayes
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 25, 1881 December 2, 1881 James Garfield
Cornelius A. Logan Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 7, 1882 June 16, 1885 Chester A. Arthur
William R. Roberts Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 4, 1885 August 9, 1889 Grover Cleveland
Patrick Egan Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 9, 1889 July 4, 1893 Benjamin Harrison
James D. Porter Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 4, 1893 March 14, 1894 Grover Cleveland
Edward H. Strobel Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 6, 1895 August 17, 1897
Henry L. Wilson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 14, 1897 July 18, 1904 William McKinley
John Hicks Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 5, 1905 May 11, 1909 Theodore Roosevelt
Thomas C. Dawson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 20, 1909 November 16, 1909 William H. Taft
Henry P. Fletcher Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 9, 1910 November 19, 1914
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 19, 1914 March 9, 1916 Woodrow Wilson
Joseph Hooker Shea Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 30, 1916 May 5, 1921
William Miller Collier Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 29, 1921 August 6, 1928 Warren G. Harding
William S. Culbertson Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 16, 1928 August 19, 1933 Calvin Coolidge
Hal H. Sevier Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 25, 1933 May 4, 1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hoffman Philip Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 7, 1935 October 31, 1937
Norman Armour Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 21, 1938 June 10, 1939
Claude G. Bowers Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 7, 1939 September 2, 1953
Willard L. Beaulac Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 5, 1953 May 28, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Cecil B. Lyon Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 15, 1956 February 25, 1958
Walter Howe Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 1, 1958 March 15, 1961
Robert F. Woodward Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 5, 1961 July 6, 1961 John F. Kennedy
Charles W. Cole Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 21, 1961 September 27, 1964
Ralph A. Dungan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 10, 1964 August 2, 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson
Edward M. Korry Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 16, 1967 October 12, 1971
Nathaniel Davis Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 20, 1971 November 1, 1973 Richard Nixon
David H. Popper Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 22, 1974 May 22, 1977 Gerald Ford
George W. Landau Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 1977 January 16, 1982 Jimmy Carter
James D. Theberge Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 8, 1982 August 2, 1985 Ronald Reagan
Harry George Barnes, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 18, 1985 November 26, 1988
Charles A. Gillespie, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 20, 1988 December 10, 1991
Curtis Warren Kamman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 14, 1992 October 21, 1994 George H. W. Bush
Gabriel Guerra-Mondragón Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 24, 1994 June 13, 1998 Bill Clinton
John O'Leary Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 19, 1998 June 29, 2001
William R. Brownfield Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 25, 2002 July 19, 2004 George W. Bush
Craig A. Kelly Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 9, 2004 November 9, 2007
Paul E. Simons Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 9, 2007 July 4, 2010
Alejandro Daniel Wolff Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 9, 2010 December 2013 Barack Obama
Michael A. Hammer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 7, 2014 Incumbent

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