United States Ambassador to Paraguay

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Ambassador of the United States to Paraguay
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Incumbent
James H. Thessin

since September 8, 2011 (sworn in)
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Charles Ames Washburn
as Commissioner
Formation November 26, 1861
Website U.S. Embassy - Asuncion

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

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
Charles Ames Washburn Commissioner November 26, 1861 May 13, 1863 Abraham Lincoln
Minister Resident May 13, 1863 September 10, 1868
Martin T. McMahon Minister Resident December 12, 1868 June 21, 1869 Andrew Johnson
John L. Stevens[1] Minister Resident August 26, 1870 May 19, 1873 Ulysses S. Grant
John C. Caldwell[1] Minister Resident December 15, 1874 October 6, 1876
Chargé d'Affaires October 6, 1876 July 10, 1882
William Williams[1] Chargé d'Affaires August 26, 1882 July 21, 1885 Chester A. Arthur
John E. Bacon[1] Chargé d'Affaires September 16, 1885 October 23, 1888 Grover Cleveland
Minister Resident October 23, 1888 December 26, 1888
George Maney[1] Minister Resident May 19, 1890 August 1891 Benjamin Harrison
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 1891 June 30, 1894
Granville Stuart[1] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 6, 1894 January 4, 1898 Grover Cleveland
William R. Finch[1] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 3, 1898 May 29, 1905 William McKinley
Edward C. O'Brien[1] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 5, 1905 October 10, 1909 Theodore Roosevelt
Edwin V. Morgan[1] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 29, 1910 July 8, 1911 William H. Taft
Nicolai A. Grevstad[1] Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 30, 1911 February 19, 1914
Daniel F. Mooney Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 13, 1914 June 13, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
William J. O'Toole Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 3, 1922 February 21, 1924 Warren G. Harding
George L. Kreeck Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 22, 1925 February 5, 1930 Calvin Coolidge
Post Wheeler Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 12, 1930 April 17, 1933 Herbert Hoover
Meredith Nicholson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 30, 1933 February 3, 1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Findley B. Howard Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 14, 1935 January 16, 1941
Wesley Frost Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 30, 1941 April 15, 1942
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 15, 1942 May 28, 1944
Willard L. Beaulac Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 13, 1944 May 28, 1947
Fletcher Warren Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 8, 1947 July 25, 1950 Harry S. Truman
Howard H. Tewksbury Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 9, 1951 February 16, 1952
George P. Shaw Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 1, 1952 October 31, 1953
Arthur A. Ageton Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 9, 1954 April 10, 1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Walter C. Ploeser Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 6, 1957 September 12, 1959
Harry F. Stimpson, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 23, 1959 March 12, 1961
William P. Snow Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 4, 1961 June 15, 1967 John F. Kennedy
Benigno C. Hernández Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 9, 1967 July 15, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
J. Raymond Ylitalo Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 14, 1969 September 11, 1972 Richard Nixon
George W. Landau Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 13, 1972 October 14, 1977
Robert E. White Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 30, 1977 January 27, 1980 Jimmy Carter
Lyle Franklin Lane Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 9, 1980 May 21, 1982
Arthur H. Davis, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 6, 1982 September 28, 1985 Ronald Reagan
Clyde D. Taylor Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 12, 1985 September 2, 1988
Timothy Lathrop Towell Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 26, 1988 April 27, 1991
Jon David Glassman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 8, 1991 May 3, 1994 George H. W. Bush
Robert Edward Service Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 18, 1994 October 7, 1997 Bill Clinton
Maura Harty Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 22, 1997 May 30, 1999
David N. Greenlee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 19, 2000 January 15, 2003
John F. Keane Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 11, 2003 October 27, 2005 George W. Bush
James Caldwell Cason Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 1, 2006 c. August, 2008
Liliana Ayalde Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 5, 2008
James H. Thessin Ambassador-Designate Barack Obama

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Also accredited to Uruguay; resident at Montevideo.

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