List of ambassadors of Canada to the United States

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This is a list of Canadian envoys to the United States, formally titled as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America for Her [His] Majesty's Government in Canada. Until 1943, Canada's representative had the rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, after which the title was promoted to the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, while Leighton McCarthy had the job.

Most ambassadors have been political appointees to the job. A few (Chrétien, Pearson, Charles Ritchie, Edgar Ritchie and Wrong) were career diplomats or spent most of their career at the Department of External Affairs.

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary[edit]

# Ambassador Picture Took office Left office Prime Minister(s)
1 Vincent Massey Vincent Massey 1927.jpg November 25, 1926 July 23, 1930 William Lyon Mackenzie King
2 H. H. Wrong (Chargé d'Affaires ad interim) Humphrey Hume Wrong c1915.jpg July 23, 1930 March 9, 1931 William Lyon Mackenzie King,
R. B. Bennett
3 W.D. Herridge Photograph of William Duncan Herridge (d. 1961) (10613346053).jpg March 9, 1931 1935 R. B. Bennett
4 H. H. Wrong (Chargé d'Affaires ad interim) Humphrey Hume Wrong c1915.jpg 1935 1936 R. B. Bennett,
William Lyon Mackenzie King
5 Sir Herbert Marler HerbertMeredithMarler.jpg 1936 1939 William Lyon Mackenzie King
6 Loring Cristie 1939 1941 William Lyon Mackenzie King
7 Leighton McCarthy Leighton McCarthy.jpg 1941 1943 William Lyon Mackenzie King

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary[edit]

See also[edit]


  • "Canadian Heads of Posts Abroad from 1880". Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.