German Ambassador to the United States

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Ambassador of Germany to the United States
Deutscher Botschafter in den Vereinigten Staaten
Peter Wittig
Incumbent
Peter Wittig

since April 30, 2014
Residence Washington, D.C.
Inaugural holder Kurd von Schlözer
Formation 1871

Germany and the United States have had diplomatic relations since German unification in 1871. Prior to that, the only German states holding diplomatic relations with the U.S. were the Kingdom of Prussia, since 1835, and the three Hanseatic cities of Bremen, Hamburg and Lübeck, since 1853.[1]

Relations were broken twice (1917 to 1921, 1941 to 1955) while Germany and the United States were at war.

Envoys and ministers of German states[edit]

Ministers of Prussia to the United States[edit]

Ministers of the Hanseatic cities to the United States[edit]

Heads of mission[edit]

Ministers and Ambassadors of the German Empire to the U.S.[edit]

Ambassadors of the Weimar Republic to the U.S.[edit]

Ambassadors of the Third Reich to the U.S.[edit]

diplomatic relations broken off due to World War II, December 11, 1941- September 22, 1949

Ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Germany to the U.S.[edit]

  • 1951–1958: Heinrich Krekeler (20 July 1906 - 5 August 2003), (June 1950 - June 1951: Consul General, June 1951 - May 1955: Chargé d'Affaires, May 1955 - January 1958: Ambassador)
  • 1958–1962: Wilhelm Grewe (16 October 1911 - 11 January 2000) (February 1958 - May 1962)
  • 1962–1968: Karl Heinrich Knappstein (15 April 1906 - 6 May 1989) (June 1962 - December 1968)
  • 1968–1973: Rolf Friedemann Pauls (born 26 August 1915) (December 1968 - February 1973)
  • 1973–1979: Berndt von Staden (born 24 June 1919) (February 1973 - November 1979)
  • 1979–1984: Peter Hermes (born 8 August 1922) (November 1979 - July 1984)
  • 1984–1987: Günther van Well (15 October 1922 - 14 August 1993) (July 1984 - October 1987)
  • 1987–1992: Jürgen Ruhfus (*4 August 1930) (November 1987 - August 1992)
  • 1992–1995: Immo Stabreit (*24 January 1933) (August 1992 - January 1995)
  • 1995–2001: Jürgen Chrobog (*28 February 1940) (January 1995 - Juni 2001)
  • 2001–2006: Wolfgang Ischinger (*6 April 1946) (Juni 2001 - March 2006)
  • 2006–2011: Klaus Scharioth (*8 October 1946) (March 2006 - 2011)
  • 2011–2014: Peter Ammon (*23 February 1952) (August 2011 - April 2014)
  • since 2014: Peter Wittig (*11 August 1954) (April 2014)

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