United States Ambassador to Jordan
|Ambassador of the United States to Jordan
سفارة الولايات المتحدة الأميركية في المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية
Seal of the United States Department of State
|Nominator||The President of the United States|
|Inaugural holder||Gerald A. Drew
as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
|Formation||February 2, 1950|
|Website||U.S. Embassy - Amman|
The first chief of mission, Gerald A. Drew held the title of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. The second chief of mission, Joseph C. Green, was appointed as an envoy but promoted to as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, as the Legation Amman was raised to embassy status on August 27, 1952. Every chief of mission since has held the title of United States Ambassador.
|Gerald A. Drew||CA||Foreign Service Officer||Envoy||February 2, 1950||February 24, 1950||February 25, 1952||Relinquished charge|
|Joseph C. Green||OH||Non-career appointee||Envoy||May 14, 1952||July 31, 1952||1952||Promoted|
|Joseph C. Green||OH||Non-career appointee||Ambassador||September 8, 1952||September 23, 1952||July 31, 1953||Appointment terminated|
|Lester D. Mallory||WA||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||August 3, 1953||December 1, 1953||January 11, 1958||Relinquished charge|
|Parker T. Hart||IL||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||February 5, 1958||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Sheldon T. Mills||OR||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||February 16, 1959||March 12, 1959||March 18, 1961||Left post|
|William B. Macomber, Jr.||NY||Non-career appointee||Ambassador||March 2, 1961||April 5, 1961||December 25, 1963||Left post|
|Robert G. Barnes||MI||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||March 4, 1964||March 15, 1964||April 23, 1966||Relinquished charge|
|Findley Burns, Jr.||FL||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||May 10, 1966||July 23, 1966||November 5, 1967||Left post|
|L. Dean Brown||DC||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||September 8, 1970||September 29, 1970||November 29, 1973||Left post|
|Thomas R. Pickering||NJ||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||February 27, 1974||March 2, 1974||July 13, 1978||Left post|
|Nicholas A. Veliotes||CA||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||August 18, 1978||September 17, 1978||February 10, 1981||Left post|
|Richard Noyes Viets||VT||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||July 27, 1981||August 10, 1981||August 5, 1984||Left post|
|Paul H. Boeker||OH||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||August 13, 1984||September 1, 1984||August 13, 1987||Left post|
|Roscoe Seldon Suddarth||MD||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||July 31, 1987||September 16, 1987||July 27, 1990||Left post|
|Roger Gran Harrison||CO||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||June 27, 1990||August 7, 1990||July 9, 1993||Left post|
|Wesley William Egan, Jr.||NC||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||February 11, 1994||March 19, 1994||July 13, 1998||Left post|
|William Joseph Burns||PA||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||June 29, 1998||August 9, 1998||June 7, 2001||Relinquished charge|
|Edward William Gnehm, Jr.||GA||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||August 7, 2001||September 20, 2001||July 12, 2004||Left post|
|David Michael Satterfield||VA||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||May 12, 2004||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|David Hale||NJ||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||November 2, 2005||November 7, 2005||Unknown||Left post|
|Robert S. Beecroft||CA||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||July 17, 2008||Unknown||Unknown||Left post|
|Stuart E. Jones||PA||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||July 21, 2011||Unknown||June 26, 2014|
|Alice Wells||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||July 28, 2014||Unknown||Unknown||Left post|
|Henry Wooster||Foreign Service Officer||Ambassador||January 20, 2017||Unknown||Unknown|
- Jordan – United States relations
- Foreign relations of Jordan
- Ambassadors of the United States
- Embassy of Jordan, Washington, D.C.
- List of Jordanian ambassadors to the United States
- Recess appointment. Legation Amman was raised to Embassy status August 27, 1952.
- Took oath of office, but did not proceed to post, Jordan having united briefly with Iraq in the Arab Federation.
- The United States Senate confirmed Satterfield to succeed Edward William Gnehm, Jr. as Ambassador to Jordan, but shortly thereafter the administration designated him Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (having served for the previous three years as Deputy Assistant Secretary) and later that year he was sent to Iraq as Deputy Chief of Mission. As a result, he never assumed his post in Jordan.
- Served as Charge d'Affaires ad interim, July 2004–October 2005
- United States Department of State: Background notes on Jordan
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State website http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm (Background Notes).