United States Ambassador to Colombia

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Ambassador of the United States to Colombia
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Seal of the United States Department of State
Ambassador Kevin Whitaker.jpg
Incumbent
Kevin Whitaker

since April 28, 2014
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Richard C. Anderson
as Minister Plenipotentiary
Formation December 16, 1823
Website U.S. Embassy - Bogota

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

Gran Colombia[edit]

The following were commissioned either Chargés d'Affaires or Ministers to Gran Colombia.

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
Richard Clough Anderson, Jr. Minister Plenipotentiary December 16, 1823 July 24, 1826[1] James Monroe
Beaufort T. Watts Chargé d'Affaires March 3, 1827[2] November 21, 1827 John Quincy Adams
William Henry Harrison Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 5, 1829 September 26, 1829
Thomas P. Moore Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 26, 1829 April 16, 1833 Andrew Jackson

New Granada[edit]

The following were commissioned as either Chargés d'Affaires or Ministers to New Granada.

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
Robert B. McAfee Chargé d'Affaires July 1, 1833 June 20, 1837 Andrew Jackson
James Semple Chargé d'Affaires April 21, 1838 March 4, 1842 Martin Van Buren
William M. Blackford Chargé d'Affaires September 17, 1842 December 24, 1844 John Tyler
Benjamin A. Bidlack Chargé d'Affaires December 5, 1845 February 6, 1849[1] James K. Polk
Thomas M. Foote Chargé d'Affaires January 5, 1850 October 15, 1850 Zachary Taylor
Yelverton P. King Chargé d'Affaires August 25, 1851 April 5, 1853 Millard Fillmore
James S. Green Chargé d'Affaires December 19, 1853 August 13, 1854 Franklin Pierce
James B. Bowlin Minister Resident April 10, 1855 May 20, 1857
George W. Jones Minister Resident August 29, 1859 November 4, 1861 James Buchanan

United States of Colombia[edit]

The following were commissioned as Ministers to the United States of Colombia.

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
Allan W. Burton Minister Resident[3] March 9, 1864 December 10, 1866 Abraham Lincoln
Peter J. Sullivan Minister Resident July 25, 1867 June 26, 1869 Andrew Johnson
Stephen A. Hurlbut Minister Resident November 13, 1869 April 3, 1872 Ulysses S. Grant
William L. Scruggs Minister Resident July 24, 1873 October 26, 1876
Ernest J. Dichman Minister Resident October 4, 1878 September 21, 1881 Rutherford B. Hayes
George Maney Minister Resident September 21, 1881 July 19, 1882 Chester A. Arthur
William L. Scruggs Minister Resident July 19, 1882 December 4, 1884
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 4, 1884 December 15, 1885
Charles D. Jacob Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 26, 1886 May 29, 1886 Grover Cleveland

Republic of Colombia[edit]

The following were commissioned as either Ministers or Ambassadors to the Republic of Colombia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Died at post.
  2. ^ Had served as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim since June 1826.
  3. ^ Burton was commissioned to Granadine Confederation in 1861. Presented credentials to United States of Colombia in 1864.

External links[edit]

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
Dabney H. Maury Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 20, 1887 June 22, 1889 Grover Cleveland
John T. Abbott Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 22, 1889 July 17, 1893 Benjamin Harrison
Luther F. McKinney Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 17, 1893 December 6, 1896 Grover Cleveland
Charles Burdett Hart Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 19, 1897 March 19, 1903 William McKinley
Arthur M. Beaupre Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 13, 1903 December 19, 1903 Theodore Roosevelt
William W. Russell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 9, 1904 May 24, 1905
John Barrett Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 27, 1905 September 24, 1906
Thomas C. Dawson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 16, 1907 April 25, 1909
Elliott Northcott Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 13, 1909 September 16, 1910 William H. Taft
James T. DuBois Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 18, 1911 March 1, 1913
Thaddeus Austin Thompson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 30, 1913 June 26, 1916 Woodrow Wilson
Hoffman Philip Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 22, 1919 May 29, 1922
Samuel H. Piles Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 29, 1922 September 17, 1928 Warren G. Harding
Jefferson Caffery Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 28, 1928 May 20, 1933 Calvin Coolidge
Sheldon Whitehouse Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 6, 1933 December 8, 1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt
William Dawson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 6, 1935 November 16, 1937
Spruille Braden Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 15, 1939 March 12, 1942
Arthur Bliss Lane Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 30, 1942 October 18, 1944
John C. Wiley Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 16, 1944 May 3, 1947
Willard L. Beaulac Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 30, 1947 June 29, 1951 Harry S. Truman
Capus M. Waynick Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 23, 1951 September 21, 1953
Rudolf E. Schoenfeld Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 28, 1954 January 26, 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Philip W. Bonsal Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 1, 1955 April 24, 1957
John M. Cabot Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 12, 1957 July 15, 1959
Dempster McIntosh Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 30, 1959 January 6, 1961
Fulton Freeman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 15, 1961 March 14, 1964 John F. Kennedy
Covey T. Oliver Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 13, 1964 August 29, 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson
Reynold E. Carlson Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 6, 1966 June 2, 1969
Jack Hood Vaughn Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 9, 1969 June 25, 1970 Richard Nixon
Leonard J. Saccio Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 24, 1971 July 12, 1973
Viron P. Vaky Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 5, 1974 June 23, 1976
Phillip V. Sanchez Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 2, 1976 April 5, 1977 Gerald Ford
Diego C. Asencio Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 6, 1977 June 22, 1980 Jimmy Carter
Thomas D. Boyatt Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 3, 1980 April 14, 1983
Lewis Arthur Tambs Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 2, 1983 February 15, 1985 Ronald Reagan
Charles A. Gillespie, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 28, 1985 September 19, 1988
Thomas Edmund McNamara Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 4, 1988 August 14, 1991
Morris D. Busby Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 18, 1991 July 5, 1994 George H. W. Bush
Myles Robert Rene Frechette Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 25, 1994 November 8, 1997 Bill Clinton
Curtis W. Kamman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 19, 1998 August 15, 2000
Anne W. Patterson Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 24, 2000 June 11, 2003
William B. Wood Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 13, 2003 March 12, 2007 George W. Bush
William R. Brownfield Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 12, 2007 August 3, 2010
P. Michael McKinley Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 3, 2010 September 1, 2013 Barack H. Obama
Kevin Whitaker Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 28, 2014 present Barack H. Obama