United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

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Ambassador of the United States to the Dominican Republic
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Incumbent
James "Wally" Brewster, Jr.

since November 22, 2013
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder John M. Langston
as Chargé d'Affaires
Formation March 26, 1884
Website U.S. Embassy - Santo Domingo

This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to the Dominican Republic.

Name Title Presentation of Credentials Termination of Mission Notes
Langston, John M.John M. Langston Chargé d'Affaires March 26, 1884 Transmitted recall by mail, June 23, 1885 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince.
Thompson, John E. W.John E. W. Thompson Chargé d'Affaires March 1, 1885 Relinquished charge at Port-au-Prince about October 17, 1889 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince.
Douglass, FrederickFrederick Douglass Chargé d'Affaires January 25, 1890 Left Port-au-Prince, July 1891 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince.
Durham, John S.John S. Durham Chargé d'Affaires January 14, 1892 Presented recall, November 18, 1893 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince.
Smythe, Henry M.Henry M. Smythe Chargé d'Affaires November 18, 1893 Left Santo Domingo, March 20, 1897 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince. Credentials presented on November 18, 1893, by his predecessor; Smythe was officially received in person at Santo Domingo, October 28, 1895.
Powell, William F.William F. Powell Chargé d'Affaires February 18, 1898 Superseded, July 23, 1904 Accredited to Santo Domingo, also accredited to Haiti; resident at Port-au-Prince. Officially received on February 18, 1898; had transmitted credentials by mail in November 1897.
Dawson, Thomas C.Thomas C. Dawson Minister Resident/Consul General July 23, 1904 Left post, May 5, 1907 Accredited to Santo Domingo.
McCreery, Fenton R.Fenton R. McCreery Minister Resident/Consul General May 18, 1907 Left post, October 7, 1909 Accredited to Santo Domingo.
Knowles, Horace G.Horace G. Knowles Minister Resident/Consul General March 7, 1910 Presented recall, August 2, 1910
Russell, William W.William W. Russell Minister Resident/Consul General November 3, 1910 Promoted to Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Russell, William W.William W. Russell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 5, 1911 Left post, March 2, 1913
Sullivan, James MarkJames Mark Sullivan Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 23, 1913 Left post, June 20, 1915
Russell, William W.William W. Russell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 7, 1915 Left post, September 12, 1925
Young, Evan E.Evan E. Young Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 28, 1925 Left post, December 31, 1929
Curtis, Charles B.Charles B. Curtis Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 28, 1930 Left post, August 11, 1931
Schoenfeld, H. F. ArthurH. F. Arthur Schoenfeld Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 9, 1931 Left post, April 27, 1937
Norweb, R. HenryR. Henry Norweb Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 7, 1937 Presented recall, February 13-February 19, 1940
Scotten, Robert M.Robert M. Scotten Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 21, 1940 Left post, March 14, 1942
Warren, Avra M.Avra M. Warren Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 4, 1942 Promoted to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Warren, Avra M.Avra M. Warren Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 17, 1943 Left post, April 22, 1944
Briggs, Ellis O.Ellis O. Briggs Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 3, 1944 Left post, January 14, 1945
McGurk, Joseph F.Joseph F. McGurk Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 17, 1945 Left post, November 16, 1945
Butler, George H.George H. Butler Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 19, 1946 Left post, February 5, 1948
Ackerman, Ralph H.Ralph H. Ackerman Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 27, 1948 Left post, June 11, 1952
Phelps, PhelpsPhelps Phelps Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 29, 1952 Left post, May 30, 1953
Pheiffer, William T.William T. Pheiffer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 29, 1953 Left post, June 2, 1957
Farland, Joseph S.Joseph S. Farland Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 7, 1957 Left post, May 28, 1960
Henry Dearborn Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Unknown Diplomatic ties severed, August 26, 1960 U.S. severed diplomatic relations with the Dominican Republic on August 26, 1960.
John Calvin Hill Chargé d'Affaires ad interim January 6, 1962 Unknown U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo was reestablished January 6, 1962
Chapin, VintonVinton Chapin Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 23, 1960 Unknown Appointed on June 23, 1960 and took oath of office, but did not proceed to post.
Martin, John BartlowJohn Bartlow Martin Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 9, 1962 Left post, September 28, 1963 Normal relations interrupted, September 25, 1963; new Government of the Dominican Republic still unrecognized by the U.S. when Martin left post.
Bennett, Jr., W. TapleyW. Tapley Bennett, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 23, 1964 Left post, April 13, 1966
Crimmins, John HughJohn Hugh Crimmins Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 29, 1966 Left post, April 16, 1969
Meloy, Jr., Francis E.Francis E. Meloy, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 16, 1969 Left post, August 6, 1973
Hurwitch, Robert A.Robert A. Hurwitch Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 5, 1973 Left post, April 5, 1978
Yost, Robert L.Robert L. Yost Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 15, 1978 Left post, June 7, 1982
Anderson, RobertRobert Anderson Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 22, 1982 Left post, August 3, 1985
Kilday, Lowell C.Lowell C. Kilday Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 11, 1985 Left post, August 8, 1988
Taylor, Paul D.Paul D. Taylor Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 18, 1988 Left post, January 9, 1992
Pastorino, Robert StephenRobert Stephen Pastorino Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 6, 1992 Left post, June 28, 1994
Hrinak, Donna JeanDonna Jean Hrinak Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 22, 1994 Left post, December 8, 1997
Aponte, Mari CarmenMari Carmen Aponte Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Unknown Unknown Nomination of April 28 withdrawn on October 5, 1998
Manatt, Charles TaylorCharles Taylor Manatt Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 17, 1999 Left post, March 1, 2001
Hertell, Hans H.Hans H. Hertell Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 29, 2001 Unknown
Fannin, P. RobertP. Robert Fannin Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 15, 2007 Unknown
Lambert, ChristopherChristopher Lambert Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Unknown Unknown
Raúl H. Yzaguirre Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 17, 2010 Unknown
James "Wally" Brewster, Jr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 22, 2013 Incumbent  

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