United States Ambassador to Germany

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Ambassador of the United States to Germany
Botschafter der Vereinigten Staaten in Deutschland
Department of state.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
John B. Emerson.jpg
Incumbent
John B. Emerson

since August 7, 2013
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder John Quincy Adams
as Minister
Formation 1797
Website U.S. Embassy – Berlin

The United States has had diplomatic relations with the nation of Germany and its predecessor nation, the Kingdom of Prussia, since 1835. These relations were broken twice (1917 to 1921, 1941 to 1955) while Germany and the United States were at war. Prior to 1835, the United States and Prussia recognized one another but did not exchange representatives except for a brief period when John Quincy Adams was accredited to the Prussian court from 1797 to 1801.


List of United States ambassadors to Germany[edit]

This is a list of the chief U.S. diplomatic agents to Prussia, Germany, and West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany), their diplomatic rank, and the effective start and end of their service in Germany.

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Berlin (1797–1801)[edit]

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
John Quincy Adams, Minister John Quincy Adams - copy of 1843 Philip Haas Daguerreotype.jpg December 5, 1797 May 5, 1801

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Berlin (1835–1848)[edit]

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Henry Wheaton, Chargé d'Affaires Henry Wheaton.jpg June 9, 1835 September 29, 1837
Henry Wheaton, Envoy Henry Wheaton.jpg September 29, 1837 July 18, 1846
Andrew Jackson Donelson, Envoy Andrew J. Donelson portrait.jpg July 18, 1846 September 13, 1848

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Frankfurt (1848–1849)[edit]

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Andrew Jackson Donelson, Envoy Andrew J. Donelson portrait.jpg September 13, 1848 November 2, 1849

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Berlin (1849–1893)[edit]

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Edward A. Hannegan, Envoy EdwardHannegan.jpg June 30, 1849 January 13, 1850
Daniel D. Barnard, Envoy D. D. Barnard.jpg December 10, 1850 September 21, 1853
Peter D. Vroom, Envoy PeterDumontVroom.jpg November 4, 1853 August 10, 1857
Joseph A. Wright, Envoy Joseph A Wright Portrait.jpg September 3, 1857 July 1, 1861
Norman B. Judd, Envoy NormanBJudd.jpg July 1, 1861 September 3, 1865
Joseph A. Wright, Envoy Joseph A Wright Portrait.jpg September 3, 1865 May 11, 1867
George Bancroft, Envoy George Bancroft United States Secretary of Navy c. 1860.jpg August 28, 1867 June 30, 1874
J.C. Bancroft Davis, Envoy Bancroft Davis.png August 28, 1874 September 26, 1877
Bayard Taylor, Envoy Bayard Taylor.jpg May 7, 1878 December 19, 1878
Andrew D. White, Envoy Andrew Dickson White 1885.jpg June 19, 1879 August 15, 1881
Aaron A. Sargent, Envoy Aaron Augustus Sargent - Brady-Handy.jpg May 18, 1882 June 6, 1884
John A. Kasson, Envoy JAKasson.jpg September 10, 1884 June 21, 1885
George H. Pendleton, Envoy GeorgeHPendleton.png June 21, 1885 April 25, 1889
William Walter Phelps, Envoy William Walter Phelps - Brady-Handy.jpg September 26, 1889 June 4, 1893
Theodore Runyon, Envoy Theodore Runyon cph.3a03195.jpg June 4, 1893 October 26, 1893

Heads of the U.S. Embassy at Berlin (1893–1917)[edit]

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Theodore Runyon, Ambassador Theodore Runyon cph.3a03195.jpg October 26, 1893 January 27, 1896
Edwin F. Uhl, Ambassador May 3, 1896 June 8, 1897
Andrew D. White, Ambassador Andrew Dickson White 1885.jpg June 12, 1897 November 27, 1902
Charlemagne Tower, Ambassador CTower.jpg December 19, 1902 June 8, 1908
David Jayne Hill, Ambassador Ambassador David Jayne Hill by Anders Zorn (1860-1920).jpg June 14, 1908 September 2, 1911
John G. A. Leishman, Ambassador October 24, 1911 October 4, 1913
James W. Gerard, Ambassador JamesWGerard.jpg October 29, 1913 February 5, 1917

Heads of the U.S. Embassy at Berlin (1921–1941)[edit]

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
Ellis Loring Dresel, Chargé d'Affaires Ellis Loring Dresel cropped.jpg December 10, 1921 April 18, 1922
Alanson B. Houghton, Ambassador AlansonBHoughton.jpg April 22, 1922 February 21, 1925
Jacob Gould Schurman, Ambassador Bundesarchiv Bild 102-09830, Jacob Gould Schurman.jpg June 29, 1925 January 21, 1930
Frederic M. Sackett, Ambassador Senator-Elect Frederick M. Sackett of Kentucky, December 11, 1924.jpg February 12, 1930 March 24, 1933
William E. Dodd, Ambassador August 30, 1933 December 29, 1937
Hugh R. Wilson, Ambassador Wilson, Hugh Robert, 1885-1946.jpg March 3, 1938 November 16, 1938
Alexander C. Kirk, Chargé d'Affaires May 1939 October 1940
Leland B. Morris, Chargé d'Affaires October 1940 December 11, 1941

Heads of the U.S. Embassy at Bonn (1955–1999)[edit]

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
James B. Conant, Ambassador James B Conant 1948 cropped.jpg May 14, 1955 February 19, 1957
David K. E. Bruce, Ambassador April 17, 1957 October 29, 1959
Walter C. Dowling, Ambassador December 3, 1959 April 21, 1963
George C. McGhee, Ambassador Portrait of George C. McGhee.jpg May 18, 1963 May 21, 1968
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge II.jpg May 27, 1968 January 14, 1969
Kenneth Rush, Ambassador Kenneth-Rush-1977.jpg July 22, 1969 February 20, 1972
Martin J. Hillenbrand, Ambassador June 27, 1972 October 18, 1976
Walter J. Stoessel, Jr., Ambassador Walter J. Stoessel, Jr.jpg October 27, 1976 January 5, 1981
Arthur F. Burns, Ambassador ArthurBurns USArmyPhoto 1955.jpg June 30, 1981 May 16, 1985
Richard R. Burt, Ambassador September 16, 1985 February 17, 1989
Vernon A. Walters, Ambassador Ambassador Vernon A. Walters.jpg April 24, 1989 August 18, 1991
Robert Michael Kimmitt, Ambassador Robert Kimmitt, official Treasury photo.jpg September 5, 1991 August 28, 1993
Richard Holbrooke, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.jpg October 19, 1993 September 12, 1994
Charles E. Redman, Ambassador October 31, 1994 June 17, 1996
James D. Bindenagel, Chargé d'Affaires June 17, 1996 September 10, 1997
John C. Kornblum, Ambassador Kornblum 2.jpg September 10, 1997 July 7, 1999

Heads of the Embassy of the United States in Berlin (1999–present)[edit]

Name and Title Image Presentation of
Credentials
Termination of
Mission
John C. Kornblum, Ambassador Kornblum 2.jpg July 7, 1999 January 16, 2001
Daniel R. Coats, Ambassador Dan Coats, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg September 12, 2001 February 25, 2005
William R. Timken, Jr., Ambassador William R Timken.jpg September 2, 2005 December 5, 2008
John M. Koenig, Chargé d'Affaires December 6, 2008 September 2, 2009
Philip D. Murphy, Ambassador Philip D. Murphy.jpg September 3, 2009 May 29, 2013
John B. Emerson, Ambassador John B. Emerson.jpg August 19, 2013 Incumbent

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