List of ambassadors of Lebanon to the United States

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Ambassador of Lebanon to the United States
Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, D.C.
Embassy of Lebanon in Washington, D.C.
Gabriel Issa

since January 24, 2018
Inaugural holderCharles Malik
FormationApril 19, 1945

The Lebanese ambassador in Washington, D. C. is the official representative of the Government in Beirut to the Government of the United States.

List of representatives[edit]

Diplomatic agrément Diplomatic accreditation Ambassador Observations List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon List of Presidents of the United States Term end
April 12, 1945 Legation opened Abdul Hamid Karami Harry S. Truman
April 12, 1945 April 19, 1945 Charles Malik Abdul Hamid Karami Harry S. Truman
May 4, 1953 Legation raised to embassy Saeb Salam Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 23, 1953 May 4, 1953 Charles Malik Khaled Chehab Dwight D. Eisenhower
September 12, 1955 November 8, 1955 Victor Khouri alt. rep., Fifth GA (*1903). LL.D. , U. of Paris. Counselor of legation,
  • London, 1944
  • E.E. and M.P., London, 1947–present
  • del., UN Prep. Comm., London, 1945–46

del., Goodwill Mission to Latin Am. Countries.

  • Defence Minister Major -General[1]
Sami as-Solh Dwight D. Eisenhower
January 20, 1958 February 10, 1958 Nadim Demechkie 1970:United Kingdom Sami as-Solh Dwight D. Eisenhower
August 8, 1962 August 22, 1962 Ibrahim Hussein al-Ahdab *Diplomat, chairman of the board. (* 21 March 1904 in Beirut).
  • Son of Hussein Ahdab and Mrs. Sabira.
  • Married on 22 November 1922 to Miss Joumana Ahdab.[2]
Rashid Karami John F. Kennedy
June 6, 1967 When relations with U.S. were severed by several Middle East countries, Lebanese Ambassador requested his name be continued as Ambassador, although he was absent. He returned to the U.S. and served until appointment of Ambassador listed below. Abdallah El-Yafi Lyndon B. Johnson
October 30, 1968 November 12, 1968 Najati Kabbani KABBANI (Najati, Najib), Diplomate. Né en 1917 à Damas (Syrie).
  • Fila de Najib Kabbani et de Mme, née Neemat Rached.
  • Marié le 9 Septembre 1955 avec Mlle Raja Shérif, 2 enfants: Najib et Sawsa
Abdallah El-Yafi Lyndon B. Johnson
October 9, 1978 Chawki Choueiri Chargé d'affaires Selim Hoss Jimmy Carter
October 23, 1978 November 16, 1978 Khalil Itani Selim Hoss Jimmy Carter
May 12, 1983 June 16, 1983 Abdallah Bou Habib Selim Hoss Ronald Reagan
March 1, 1990 April 9, 1990 Nassib Lahoud Selim Hoss George H. W. Bush
June 26, 1992 September 8, 1992 Simon Massoud Karam Rachid Solh George H. W. Bush
June 23, 1994 Riad Bahige Tabbarah Lebanese UN official /economist (* 21 July 1933, Baghdad, Iraq)
  • married
  • Education: BA in Economics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1953–56

MA in Economics, Northwestern University.[3]

Rafic Hariri Bill Clinton
June 6, 1997 September 8, 1997 Mohamad Chatah Rafic Hariri Bill Clinton
March 24, 1999 April 19, 1999 Farid Abboud Selim Hoss Bill Clinton
June 4, 2008 June 6, 2008 Antoine Chedid Fouad Siniora George W. Bush
January 27, 2016 Carla Jazzar Chargé d'affaires a.i. Najib Mikati Barack Obama
December 15, 2017 January 24, 2018 Gabriel Issa Saad Hariri Donald Trump

Coordinates: 38°55′21″N 77°03′22″W / 38.9225°N 77.056111°W / 38.9225; -77.056111