Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research

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Assistant Secretary of State
for Intelligence and Research
Incumbent
Daniel B. Smith

since February 14, 2014
Inaugural holder Hugh S. Cumming, Jr.
Formation 1928
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research is the head of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) within the United States Department of State. Before 1986, the head of INR was the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. The Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research reports to the United States Deputy Secretary of State.

List of Directors of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, 1957–1986[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
Hugh S. Cumming, Jr. October 10, 1957 February 19, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Roger Hilsman February 19, 1961 April 25, 1963 John F. Kennedy
Thomas Lowe Hughes April 28, 1963 August 25, 1969 John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
Ray S. Cline October 26, 1969 November 24, 1973 Richard Nixon
William G. Hyland January 21, 1974 November 24, 1975 Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford
Harold H. Saunders December 1, 1975 April 10, 1978 Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter
William G. Bowdler April 24, 1978 December 17, 1979 Jimmy Carter
Ronald I. Spiers January 28, 1980 October 4, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Hugh Montgomery October 19, 1981 January 6, 1985 Ronald Reagan
Morton I. Abramowitz February 1, 1985 May 19, 1989 Ronald Reagan

Assistant Secretaries of State for Intelligence and Research, 1986–present[edit]

The office of "Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research" was renamed "Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research" on August 18, 1986.

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
Morton I. Abramowitz February 1, 1985 May 19, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Douglas P. Mulholland June 9, 1989 January 19, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Toby T. Gati November 5, 1993 May 31, 1997 Bill Clinton
Phyllis E. Oakley November 10, 1997 August 2, 1999 Bill Clinton
J. Stapleton Roy November 19, 1999 January 13, 2001 Bill Clinton
Carl Ford June 1, 2001 October 3, 2003 George W. Bush
Thomas Fingar July 22, 2004 June 13, 2005 George W. Bush
Randall M. Fort November 9, 2006 January 9, 2009 George W. Bush
Philip S. Goldberg February 9, 2010 February 14, 2014 Barack Obama
Daniel B. Smith[1] February 14, 2014 Present Barack Obama

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