United States Ambassador to Malawi

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Ambassador of the United States to Malawi
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Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Jeanine E. Jackson
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

since May 5, 2011
Inaugural holder Edward W. Holmes
as Chargé d'affaires ad interim
Formation July 6, 1964
Website U.S. Embassy - Lilongwe

The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was dissolved on December 31, 1963, and Malawi became a fully independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations on July 6, 1964.

The United States immediately recognized the new nation and moved to establish diplomatic relations. The U.S. embassy in Blantyre (later Zomba) was established July 6, 1964—independence day for Malawi—with Jeanine E. Jackson as current ambassador.

Ambassadors[edit]

U.S. diplomatic terms


Career FSO
After 1915, The United States Department of State began classifying ambassadors as career Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) for those who have served in the Foreign Service for a specified amount of time.

Political appointee
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).

Appointed
The date that the ambassador took the oath of office; also known as “commissioning”. It follows confirmation of a presidential appointment by the Senate, or a Congressional-recess appointment by the president. In the case of a recess appointment, the ambassador requires subsequent confirmation by the Senate.

Presented credentials
The date that the ambassador presented his letter of credence to the head of state or appropriate authority of the receiving nation. At this time the ambassador officially becomes the representative of his country. This would normally occur a short time after the ambassador’s arrival on station. The host nation may reject the ambassador by not receiving the ambassador’s letter, but this occurs only rarely.

Terminated mission
Usually the date that the ambassador left the country. In some cases a letter of recall is presented, ending the ambassador’s commission, either as a means of diplomatic protest or because the diplomat is being reassigned elsewhere and replaced by another envoy.

Chargé d'affaires
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country. See chargé d'affaires.

Ad interim
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime". See ad interim.
  • Sam P. Gilstrap – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 1, 1964
    • Presented credentials: July 8, 1964
    • Terminated mission: Left post, October 6, 1965
  • Marshall P. Jones – Career FSO[1][2]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 10, 1965
    • Presented credentials: January 13, 1966
    • Terminated mission: July 8, 1966 (reaccredited)
  • Marshall P. Jones – Career FSO[2]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 8, 1966
    • Presented credentials: July 8, 1966
    • Terminated mission: Left post, March 20, 1970
  • William C. Burdett – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 8, 1970
    • Presented credentials: May 13, 1970
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 11, 1974
  • Robert A. Stevenson – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 20, 1974
    • Presented credentials: August 15, 1974
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 21, 1978
  • Note: The Embassy was moved to Lilongwe April 1, 1976, during Stevenson’s tenure.
  • Harold E. Horan – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 11, 1978
    • Presented credentials: January 24, 1979
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 17, 1980
  • Note: The post was vacant July 1980–August 1981. Robert M. Maxim served as chargé d'affaires during that interval.
  • John A. Burroughs, Jr. – Political appointee[3]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 7, 1981
    • Presented credentials: August 17, 1981
    • Terminated mission: Left post, June 9, 1984
  • Weston Adams – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 11, 1984
    • Presented credentials: August 17, 1984
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 8, 1986
  • Note: The post was vacant August 1986–May 1988. Dennis C. Jett served as chargé d'affaires ad interim during that period.
  • George Arthur Trail III – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 28, 1988
    • Presented credentials: May 13, 1988
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 2, 1991
  • Michael T. F. Pistor – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 1, 1991
    • Presented crMarch 25, 1991edentials:
    • Terminated mission: Left post, June 20, 1994
  • Peter R. Chaveas – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 9, 1994
    • Presented credentials: September 12, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post, June 27, 1997
  • Amelia Ellen Shippy – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 7, 1997
    • Presented credentials: February 2, 1998
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 5, 2000
  • Roger A. Meece – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 15, 2000
    • Presented credentials: November 7, 2000
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 20, 2003
  • Steven A. Browning – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 27, 2003
    • Presented credentials: September 19, 2003
    • Terminated mission: May 16, 2004
  • Alan Walter Eastham – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 2, 2005
    • Presented credentials: August 25, 2005
    • Terminated mission: 2008
  • Peter Bodde – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 3, 2008
    • Presented credentials: October 28, 2008
    • Terminated mission: Unknown
  • Note:Edward W. Holmes served as chargé d'affaires ad interim during this period
  • Jeanine E. Jackson, Career FSO [4][5]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 5, 2011
    • Presented credentials: June 30, 2011
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jones was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on January 27, 1966.
  2. ^ a b Jones was reaccredited after Malawi became a republic and presented new credentials July 8, 1966.
  3. ^ An earlier nomination of September 22, 1980 was not acted upon by the Senate.
  4. ^ http://govinthelab.com/ambassador-to-malawi-who-is-jeanine-jackson/
  5. ^ http://lilongwe.usembassy.gov/ambassador2.html

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