United States Ambassador to Haiti

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Ambassador of the United States to Haiti
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Incumbent
Pamela White

since July 18, 2012
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Benjamin F. Whidden
as Commissioner/Consul General
Formation July 12, 1862
Website U.S. Embassy - Port Au Prince

This is a list of United States Ambassadors to Haiti. As of 2013 the ambassador was Pamela White.

Name Background Title Appointment Presentation of Credentials Termination of Mission Notes
Benjamin F. Whidden Commissioner/Consul General July 12, 1862 October 1, 1862 Left post, February 23, 1865
H.E. Peck Commissioner/Consul General March 14, 1865 September 2, 1865 Promoted to Minister Resident/Consul General [1]
H.E. Peck Minister Resident/Consul General August 6, 1866 October 11, 1866 Died at post, June 9, 1867 [2]
Gideon H. Hollister Minister Resident/Consul General February 5, 1868 On or shortly before June 6, 1868 Presented recall, September 7-September 8, 1869
Ebenezer D. Bassett Minister Resident/Consul General April 16, 1869 September 7-September 8, 1869 Presented recall, November 27, 1877
John M. Langston Minister Resident/Consul General September 28, 1877 November 27, 1877 Presented recall, June 30, 1885 [3][4]
George W. Williams Minister Resident/Consul General March 2, 1885 [5]
John E. W. Thompson Minister Resident/Consul General May 7, 1885 June 30, 1885 Relinquished charge about October 17, 1889 [3][6]
Frederick Douglass Minister Resident/Consul General June 26, 1889 November 14, 1889 Left post, July 1891 [3][7]
John S. Durham Minister Resident/Consul General September 3, 1891 October 3, 1891 Presented recall, November 7, 1893 [3][8]
Henry M. Smythe Minister Resident/Consul General September 15, 1893 November 7, 1893 Left post on or shortly after March 9, 1897 [3]
William F. Powell Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 17, 1897 August 20, 1897 Left post about November 30, 1905 [3]
Henry W. Furniss Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 23, 1905 December 30, 1905 Presented recall, September 17, 1913 [9]
Madison R. Smith Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 15, 1913 September 30, 1913 Left post, July 8, 1914
Arthur Bailly-Blanchard Foreign Service officer Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 22, 1914 November 15, 1915 Left post, September 26, 1921
James C. Dunn Chargé d'Affaires ad interim April 1922 February 1924
George R. Merrell, Jr. Chargé d'Affaires ad interim March 1924 October 1926
Christian Gross Chargé d'Affaires ad interim October 1926 November 1927
Christian Gross Chargé d'Affaires ad interim April 1928 December 1928
Stuart E. Grummon Chargé d'Affaires ad interim December 1928 November 1930
Dana G. Munro Foreign Service officer Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 28, 1930 November 16, 1930 Left post, September 14, 1932
Norman Armour Foreign Service officer Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 25, 1932 November 7, 1932 Recess appointment expired, March 4, 1933 [10]
Norman Armour Foreign Service officer Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 17, 1933 April 11, 1933 Left post, March 21, 1935 [10]
George A. Gordon Foreign Service officer Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 5, 1935 September 6, 1935 Left post, July 21, 1937
Ferdinand L. Mayer Foreign Service officer Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 13, 1937 November 18, 1937 Left post, November 29, 1940
John Campbell White Foreign Service officer Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 29, 1940 March 14, 1941 Promoted to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary following a joint announcement on March 23, 1943 with seven other Latin American Republics elevating respective legations to embassies. [11]
John Campbell White Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 27, 1943 April 14, 1943 Left post, February 24, 1944
Orme Wilson Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary March 21, 1944 June 2, 1944 Left post, August 22, 1946
Harold H. Tittmann, Jr. Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 12, 1946 September 20, 1946 Left post, July 17, 1948
William E. DeCourcy Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 18, 1948 October 13, 1948 Relinquished charge, December 9, 1950
Howard K. Travers Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 3, 1951 October 30, 1951 Left post, February 25, 1952
Roy Tasco Davis Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary July 6, 1953 September 23, 1953 Relinquished charge, March 9, 1957
Gerald A. Drew Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 17, 1957 May 15, 1957 Left post, July 16, 1960
Robert Newbegin Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 27, 1960 November 4, 1960 Left post, December 10, 1961
Raymond L. Thurston Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 7, 1961 January 4, 1962 Normal relations interrupted, May 15, 1963; relations not yet resumed when Thurston left post, May 26, 1963 [12]
Benson E.L. Timmons III Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 30, 1963 January 16, 1964 Left post, May 28, 1967
Claude G. Ross Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary April 19, 1967 June 20, 1967 Left post, October 17, 1969
Clinton E. Knox Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 9, 1969 November 13, 1969 Left post, April 26, 1973
Heyward Isham Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 19, 1973 January 31, 1974 Left post, July 8, 1977
William B. Jones Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 3, 1977 August 12, 1977 Left post, July 12, 1980
Henry L. Kimelman Non-career appointee Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary August 27, 1980 October 16, 1980 Left post, February 18, 1981
Ernest H. Preeg Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 20, 1981 July 28, 1981 Left post, August 20, 1983
Clayton E. McManaway, Jr. Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 18, 1983 January 10, 1984 Left post, August 18, 1986
Brunson McKinley Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary September 12, 1986 October 9, 1986 Left post, November 13, 1989
Alvin P. Adams, Jr. Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 10, 1989 December 8, 1989 Recalled, August 1, 1992
Leslie M. Alexander Chargé d'Affaires ad interim August 1992 July 1993
Vicki Huddleston Chargé d'Affaires ad interim July 1993 October 1993
William Lacy Swing Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary October 8, 1993 October 13, 1993 Left post, January 5, 1998
Timothy Michael Carney Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary November 12, 1997 January 14, 1998 Left post, December 11, 1999
Brian Dean Curran Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary December 28, 2000 January 12, 2001 Left post, May 16, 2003
James B. Foley Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 27, 2003 September 18, 2003 Left post, August 14, 2005
Janet Ann Sanderson Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary February 21, 2006 March 17, 2006 2009
Kenneth H. Merten Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary June 4, 2009 August 24, 2009 2012 [13]
Pamela White Foreign Service officer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 2012 July 18, 2012

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  1. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on January 22, 1866.
  2. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on January 11, 1867.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Also accredited to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); resident at Port-au-Prince.
  4. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on October 23, 1877.
  5. ^ Took oath of office, but did not proceed to post.
  6. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on January 13, 1886.
  7. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on December 16, 1889.
  8. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on December 23, 1891.
  9. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on December 13, 1905.
  10. ^ a b Commissioned during a recess of the Senate. Armour left post March 4, 1933; he returned March 8, and presented a copy of his letter of credence under his new appointment, March 23, 1933.
  11. ^ http://history.state.gov/countries/haiti.
  12. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on January 30, 1962. On June 14, 1963 the Government of Haiti requested Thurston's recall, and he did not return to post.
  13. ^ http://haiti.usembassy.gov/press_releases/kenneth-h.-merten-u.s.-ambassador-to-haiti-arrives-in-port-au-prince-august-24-2009

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