United States Ambassador to Guatemala

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Ambassador of the United States to Guatemala
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Incumbent
Arnold Chacón

since August 29, 2011
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder John Williams
as Chargé d'Affaires
Formation May 3, 1826
Website U.S. Embassy - Guatemala

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

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
John Williams[1] Chargé d'Affaires May 3, 1826 December 1, 1826 John Quincy Adams
Charles G. DeWitt[1] Chargé d'Affaires December 17, 1833 January 1, 1839 Andrew Jackson
Elijah Hise Chargé d'Affaires January 31, 1849 June 23, 1849 James K. Polk
Solon Borland[2] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary [3] December 31, 1854 Franklin Pierce
John L. Marling Minister Resident February 14, 1855 May 8, 1856
Beverly L. Clarke[4] Minister Resident July 13, 1858 March 17, 1860[5] James Buchanan
Elisha Oscar Crosby Minister Resident May 28, 1861 June 22, 1864 Abraham Lincoln
Fitz Henry Warren Minister Resident June 27, 1866 August 11, 1869 Andrew Johnson
Silas A. Hudson Minister Resident August 11, 1869 October 12, 1872 Ulysses S. Grant
George Williamson[6] Minister Resident September 9, 1873 January 31, 1879
Cornelius A. Logan[6] Minister Resident June 11, 1879 April 12, 1882 Rutherford B. Hayes
Henry C. Hall[6] Minister Resident July 25, 1882 August 10, 1882 Chester A. Arthur
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 10, 1882 May 15, 1889
Lansing B. Mizner[6] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 4, 1889 December 31, 1890 Benjamin Harrison
Romualdo Pacheco[6] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 28, 1891 June 12, 1893
Pierce M. B. Young[4] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 12, 1893 May 23, 1896 Grover Cleveland
Macgrane Coxe[4] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 29, 1896 June 30, 1897
W. Godfrey Hunter[4] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 25, 1898 February 2, 1903 William McKinley
Leslie Combs[4] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 2, 1903 February 25, 1907 Theodore Roosevelt
Joseph W. J. Lee[4] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 19, 1907 October 13, 1907
William Heimke Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 2, 1908 September 30, 1909
William F. Sands Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 9, 1909 October 14, 1910 William H. Taft
R. S. Reynolds Hitt Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 14, 1910 March 4, 1913
William Hayne Leavell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 29, 1913 October 24, 1918 Woodrow Wilson
Benton McMillin Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 15, 1920 December 6, 1921[7]
Arthur H. Geissler Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 31, 1922 January 23, 1930 Warren G. Harding
Sheldon Whitehouse Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 21, 1930 July 23, 1933 Herbert Hoover
Matthew E. Hanna Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 28, 1933 February 9, 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fay A. Des Portes Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 22, 1936 May 14, 1943
Boaz Long Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 19, 1943 April 11, 1945
Edwin Jackson Kyle Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 8, 1945 August 22, 1948
Richard C. Patterson, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 24, 1948 March 28, 1950 Harry S. Truman
Rudolf E. Schoenfeld Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 24, 1951 October 19, 1953
John Emil Peurifoy Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 4, 1953 October 2, 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Norman Armour Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 18, 1954 May 9, 1955
Edward J. Sparks Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 29, 1955 February 15, 1958
Lester D. Mallory Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 27, 1958 November 11, 1959
John J. Muccio Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 1, 1960 November 10, 1961
John O. Bell Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 30, 1962 August 26, 1965
John Gordon Mein Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 22, 1965 August 28, 1968[8] Lyndon B. Johnson
Nathaniel Davis Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 21, 1968 August 21, 1971
William G. Bowdler Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 19, 1971 August 26, 1973 Richard Nixon
Francis E. Meloy, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 7, 1974 April 19, 1976
Davis E. Boster Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 13, 1976 January 17, 1979 Gerald Ford
Frank V. Ortiz, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 17, 1979 August 6, 1980 Jimmy Carter
Frederic L. Chapin Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 3, 1981 February 28, 1984 Ronald Reagan
Alberto Martinez Piedra Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 17, 1984 August 22, 1987
James H. Michel Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 28, 1987 September 1, 1989
Thomas F. Stroock Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 31, 1989 November 10, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Marilyn McAfee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 16, 1993 June 20, 1996 Bill Clinton
Donald J. Planty Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 22, 1996 August 14, 1999
Prudence Bushnell Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 14, 1999 June 15, 2002
John Randle Hamilton Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 3, 2003 July 15, 2005 George W. Bush
James M. Derham Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 1, 2005 July 15, 2008
Stephen G. McFarland Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 5, 2008 August 25, 2011
Arnold A. Chacón Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 29, 2011 Incumbent Barack Obama

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  1. ^ a b Commissioned to Central America.
  2. ^ Commissioned to Central America.
  3. ^ Borland did not present credentials in Guatemala.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Commissioned to Guatemala and Honduras.
  5. ^ Died at post.
  6. ^ a b c d e Commissioned to “the Central American States” but individually accredited to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua; resident at Guatemala.
  7. ^ Normal relations interrupted December 6, 1921.
  8. ^ Assassinated.

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