United States Ambassador to Qatar

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Ambassador of the United States to Qatar
سفارة الولايات المتحدة الأميركية في دولة قطر
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Incumbent
Susan L. Ziadeh

since July 5, 2011
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder William Stoltzfus
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation December 9, 1971
Website U.S. Embassy - Doha

The United States Ambassador to Qatar is the official representative of the government of the United States to the government of Qatar.

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.
  • William Stoltzfus – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: December 9, 1971
    • Presented credentials: March 19, 1972
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 21, 1974
  • Robert Peter Paganelli – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 20, 1974
    • Presented credentials: August 22, 1974
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 13, 1977
  • Andrew Ivy Killgore – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 3, 1977
    • Presented credentials: September 29, 1977
    • Terminated mission: Left post, June 29, 1980
  • Charles E. Marthinsen – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 23, 1980
    • Presented credentials: July 30, 1980
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 1, 1983
  • Charles Franklin Dunbar – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 7, 1983
    • Presented credentials: October 30, 1983
    • Terminated mission: Left post, March 23, 1985
  • Joseph Ghougassian – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: December 6, 1985
    • Presented credentials: December 29, 1985
    • Terminated mission: Left post, June 30, 1989
  • Mark Gregory Hambley – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 10, 1989
    • Presented credentials: October 30, 1989
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 15, 1992
  • Kenton Keith – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 26, 1992
    • Presented credentials: September 2, 1992
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 17, 1995
  • Patrick N. Theros – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 3, 1995
    • Presented credentials: November 12, 1995
    • Terminated mission: Left post, November 23, 1998
  • Elizabeth Davenport McKune – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 1, 1998
    • Presented credentials: December 6, 1998
    • Terminated mission: Left post, June 20, 2001
  • Maureen E. Quinn – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 7, 2001
    • Presented credentials: September 24, 2001
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 12, 2004
  • Chase Untermeyer – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 2, 2004
    • Presented credentials: December 7, 2004
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 19, 2007
  • Joseph LeBaron – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 6, 2008
    • Presented credentials: November 3, 2008
    • Terminated mission: July 29, 2011
  • Susan L. Ziadeh - Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed July 5, 2011
    • Presented credentials: October 9, 2011

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