United States Ambassador to Jamaica
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|Ambassador of the United States to Jamaica|
Seal of the United States Department of State
|Inaugural holder||Irving G. Cheslaw
as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
|Formation||August 16, 1962|
|Website||U.S. Embassy - Kingston|
This is a list of United States Ambassadors to Jamaica. The U.S. Embassy is located in Jamaica's capital, Kingston, and was established there on August 16, 1962. The current ambassador is Pamela E. Bridgewater.
|Name||Background||Title||Appointment||Presentation of Credentials||Termination of Mission||Notes|
|Irving G. Cheslaw||Non-career appointee||Chargé d'Affaires ad interim||August 16, 1962||Unknown||1962|
|William C. Doherty||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||October 23, 1962||November 26, 1962||Left post, April 25, 1964|||
|Wilson T.M. Beale, Jr.||Foreign Service officer||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||September 1, 1965||October 13, 1965||Left post, October 22, 1967|
|Walter N. Tobriner||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||November 7, 1967||December 11, 1967||Left post, March 21, 1969|
|Vincent de Roulet||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||September 19, 1969||October 23, 1969||Left post, July 18, 1973|||
|Sumner Gerard||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||March 22, 1974||June 4, 1974||Left post, April 15, 1977|
|Frederick Irving||Foreign Service officer||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||May 26, 1977||July 18, 1977||Left post, November 22, 1978|
|Loren E. Lawrence||Foreign Service officer||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||March 23, 1979||April 12, 1979||Left post, July 9, 1982|
|William Alexander Hewitt||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||September 30, 1982||November 1, 1982||Left post, October 14, 1985|
|Michael Sotirhos||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||October 28, 1985||November 12, 1985||Left post, July 7, 1989|
|Glen A. Holden||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||October 10, 1989||November 21, 1989||Left post, March 1, 1993|
|Lacy A. Wright, Jr.||Chargé d'Affaires ad interim||March 1993||November 1994|
|Jerome Gary Cooper||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||October 5, 1994||November 4, 1994||Left post, November 27, 1997|
|Stanley Louis McLelland||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||November 12, 1997||February 6, 1998||Left post March 1, 2001|
|Sue McCourt Cobb||Non-career appointee||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||January 20,2009||2009||Unknown|
|Pamela E. Bridgewater||Foreign Service officer||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||December 1, 2010||Unknown||Incumbent|
- An earlier nomination of September 29, 1962, was not confirmed by the United States Senate. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on March 12, 1963.
- The Government of Jamaica declared Ambassador de Roulet persona non grata, July 20, 1973, and he did not return to his post.
- United States Department of State: Background notes on Jamaica
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).
- United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Jamaica
- United States Department of State: Jamaica
- United States Embassy in Kingston