United States Ambassador to Yemen

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Ambassador of the United States to Yemen
سفارة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية في جمهورية اليمن
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Incumbent
Matthew H. Tueller

since May 2014
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Charles Franklin Dunbar
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation June 16, 1988
Website U.S. Embassy - Sana'a

This is a list of Ambassadors of the United States to Yemen.

Prior to 1990, Yemen had consisted of two nations: North Yemen and South Yemen. The United States had diplomatic relations with North Yemen since 1946. Relations with South Yemen had been established in 1967 and broken in 1969.

On May 22, 1990, the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) united and formed a united Republic of Yemen. The existing U.S. embassy in San'a (North Yemen) became the embassy for the new republic. At that time there was no U.S. ambassador to South Yemen, so the then-current ambassador to North Yemen Charles Franklin Dunbar, continued to serve as the ambassador to the united Yemen until the end of his tour in 1991.

For U.S. ambassadors to North Yemen prior to 1990, see United States Ambassador to North Yemen.

For U.S. ambassadors to South Yemen prior to 1990, see United States Ambassador to South Yemen.

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.
  • Charles Franklin Dunbar – Career FSO[1][2]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 16, 1988
    • Presented credentials: August 14, 1988
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 13, 1991
  • Note: The post was vacant July 1987–August 1988. Theodore H. Kattouf served as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim during that interval.
  • Arthur Hayden Hughes – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 2, 1991
    • Presented credentials: October 19, 1991
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 7, 1994
  • David George Newton – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 5, 1994
    • Presented credentials: January 8, 1995
    • Terminated mission: Left post December 16, 1997
  • Barbara Bodine – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 7, 1997
    • Presented credentials: December 22, 1997
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 30, 2001
  • Marjorie Ransom – Career FSO[3][4]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed:
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Edmund James Hull – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 7, 2001
    • Presented credentials: October 1, 2001
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 13, 2004
  • Thomas C. Krajeski – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 12, 2004
    • Presented credentials: August 16, 2004
    • Terminated mission: Left post, April 16, 2007
  • Stephen A. Seche – Career FSO
    • Appointed: July 2, 2007
    • Presented credentials: September 5, 2007
    • Terminated mission: September 2010
  • Gerald M. Feierstein - Career FSO
    • Appointed: September 17, 2010
    • Presented credentials: September 25, 2010
    • Terminated mission: October 2013
  • Matthew H. Tueller - Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 8, 2014
    • Presented credentials: May 27, 2014
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dunbar was serving as the ambassador to the Yemen Arab Republic when North and South Yemen united to form the Republic of Yemen. He continued to serve as the ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.
  2. ^ Dunbar was renominated on January 27, 1988, an earlier nomination not having been acted upon by the Senate.
  3. ^ President Clinton’s nomination of Ransom on May 9, 2000, was not acted upon by the Senate.
  4. ^ http://clinton6.nara.gov/2000/05/2000-05-09-marjorie-ransom-named-as-us-ambassador-to-republic-of-yemen.html

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