Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Population, Refugees, and Migration
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Incumbent
Simon Henshaw
Acting

since January 20, 2017
Reports to Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
Nominator President of the United States
Inaugural holder John Alexander Baker, Jr.
Formation 1979
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration is the head of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration within the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration reports to the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.

List of the Directors of the Bureau of Refugee Programs, 1979—1994[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
John A. Baker, Jr. August 26, 1979 October 30, 1980 Jimmy Carter
Frank E. Loy June 1, 1980 January 30, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Richard David Vine January 10, 1982 Sep 17, 1982 Ronald Reagan
James N. Purcell, Jr. June 12, 1983 September 28, 1986 Ronald Reagan
Jonathan Moore March 5, 1987 June 22, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Princeton Lyman September 5, 1989 June 15, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Warren Zimmermann June 15, 1992 March 3, 1994 Bill Clinton

List of the Assistant Secretaries of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, 1994—Present[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
Phyllis E. Oakley September 21, 1994 November 7, 1997 Bill Clinton
Julia V. Taft November 10, 1997 January 19, 2001 Bill Clinton
Arthur E. Dewey January 30, 2002 July 1, 2005 George W. Bush
Ellen Sauerbrey January 12, 2006[1] December 31, 2007 George W. Bush
Samuel M. Witten[2] December 31, 2007 July 9, 2009 George W. Bush
Eric P. Schwartz July 9, 2009 October 4, 2011 Barack Obama
Anne C. Richard April 2, 2012 January 20, 2017 Barack Obama

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Commissioned during a Senate recess after Senate refuses to act on her nomination.
  2. ^ Acting Assistant Secretary