United States Ambassador to East Timor

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Ambassador of the United States to East Timor
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Incumbent
Karen Clark Stanton

since November 19, 2014
Nominator The President of the United States
Inaugural holder Shari Villarosa
as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
Formation May 20, 2002
Website U.S. Embassy - Dili

The diplomatic post of United States Ambassador to East Timor was created after the formalization of the independence of East Timor from Indonesia on May 20, 2002. The United States recognized the new nation immediately, and an embassy was opened in Dili.

  • Shari Villarosa – Career FSO
    • Appointed: May 20, 2002
    • Terminated mission: December 10, 2002
  • Grover Rees, III
    • Appointed: 2003
    • Terminated mission: September 2006
  • W. Gary Gray – Career FSO
    • Appointed: 2006
    • Terminated mission: 2007
  • Hans G. Klemm – Career FSO
    • Appointed: June 12, 2007
    • Terminated mission: May 25, 2010
  • Judith Fergin – Career FSO
    • Appointed: September 9, 2010
    • Terminated mission: December 2013
  • Karen Clark Stanton – Career FSO[1]
    • Nominated: July 31, 2013
    • Appointed: November 19, 2014
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

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