United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago

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United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago
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Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Margaret B. Diop
as Chargé d'Affaires

since October 2012
Inaugural holder William H. Christensen
as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
Formation August 31, 1962
Website U.S. Embassy - Port of Spain

This is a list of United States Ambassadors to Trinidad and Tobago. The United States Embassy is located in Trinidad and Tobago's capital, Port of Spain, and was established there on August 31, 1962.

Name Background Title Appointment Presentation of Credentials Termination of Mission Notes
William H. Christensen Non-career appointee Chargé d'Affaires ad interim August 31, 1962 August 31, 1962 1962
Robert G. Miner Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 23, 1962 December 1, 1962 Left post September 18, 1967
William A. Costello Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 13, 1967 October 26, 1967 Left post March 17, 1969
J. Fife Symington, Jr. Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 8, 1969 September 11, 1969 Left post November 14, 1971
Anthony D. Marshall Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 15, 1972 February 22, 1972 Left post December 27, 1973 [1]
Lloyd I. Miller Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 19, 1973 February 8, 1974 Left post May 23, 1975
Albert B. Fay Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 4, 1976 February 17, 1976 Left post April 5, 1977
Richard K. Fox, Jr. Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 8, 1977 July 21, 1977 Left post July 16, 1979
Irving G. Cheslaw Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 28, 1979 October 18, 1979 Left post September 1, 1981
Melvin Herbert Evans Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 1, 1981 January 1, 1982 Died at Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on November 27, 1984 [2]
Sheldon J. Krys Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 12, 1985 August 19, 1985 Left post April 24, 1988
Charles A. Gargano Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 15, 1988 August 9, 1988 Left post June 7, 1991
Sally G. Cowal Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 2, 1991 August 27, 1991 Left post August 22, 1994
Brian J. Donnelly Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 5, 1994 September 5, 1994 Left post September 24, 1997
Edward E. Shumaker III Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 24, 1997 January 13, 1998 Left post March 31, 2001
Roy L. Austin Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 1, 2001 December 6, 2001 December 18, 2009
Beatrice Wilkinson Welters Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 27, 2010 2010 Left post, October 2012
Margaret B. Diop Foreign Service officer Chargé d'Affaires ad interim October 2012 Unknown Incumbent

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  1. ^ An earlier nomination of December 7, 1971 was not acted upon by the Senate.
  2. ^ Evans had left post on November 21, 1984.

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