United States Ambassador to Uganda

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Ambassador of the United States to Uganda
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Incumbent
Scott H. DeLisi

since July 18, 2012
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Olcott Deming
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation January 7, 1963
Website U.S. Embassy - Kampala

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

Ambassadors[edit]

  • Olcott Deming – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: January 7, 1963
    • Presented credentials: January 14, 1963
    • Terminated mission: Left post, Jun 26, 1966
  • Henry Endicott Stebbins – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 27, 1966
    • Presented credentials: July 22, 1966
    • Terminated mission: Left post, September 2, 1969
  • Clarence Clyde Ferguson, Jr. – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 17, 1970
    • Presented credentials: June 30, 1970
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 19, 1972
  • Thomas Patrick Melady – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 12, 1972
    • Presented credentials: July 30, 1972
    • Terminated mission: Left post, February 9, 1973
  • David Crane Halsted – Career FSO
    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
    • Appointed: June 18, 1979
    • Presented credentials: N/A
    • Terminated mission: Left post, 1980

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.
  • Gordon Robert Beyer – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 23, 1980
    • Presented credentials: June 13, 1980
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 31, 1983
  • Allen Clayton Davis – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 5, 1983
    • Presented credentials: July 1, 1983
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 14, 1985
  • Robert Gordon Houdek – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 28, 1985
    • Presented credentials: November 22, 1985
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 17, 1988
  • John A. Burroughs, Jr. – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 12, 1988
    • Presented credentials: November 4, 1988
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 28, 1991
  • Johnnie Carson – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 1991
    • Presented credentials: September 18, 1991
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 9, 1994
  • E. Michael Southwick – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 26, 1994
    • Presented credentials: October 6, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 1, 1997
  • Nancy Jo Powell – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 7, 1997
    • Presented credentials: December 4, 1997
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 9, 1999
  • Martin George Brennan – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 9, 1999
    • Presented credentials: October 11, 1999
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 5, 2002
  • Jimmy J. Kolker – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 3, 2002
    • Presented credentials: November 17, 2002
    • Terminated mission: Left post, September 30, 2005
  • Steven A. Browning – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 21, 2005
    • Presented credentials: April 26, 2006
    • Terminated mission: Left post, 2009
  • Jerry P. Lanier – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 10, 2009
    • Presented credentials: Unknown
    • Terminated mission: June 30, 2012
  • Scott H. DeLisi - Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 18, 2012
    • Presented credentials: Unknown
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

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