List of ambassadors of the United States to Morocco

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Ambassador of the United States to Morocco
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Stephanie Miley
Chargé d'Affaires a.i.

since January 20, 2017
NominatorThe President of the United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holderSamuel R. Gummere
as Envoy
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Rabat

This is a list of Ambassadors of the United States to Morocco. Morocco was the first Arab country to recognize the United States of America in 1786. Regular diplomatic relations were established in 1905. In 1912 Morocco came under the control of France and Spain as protectorates. The United States did not initially recognize the French and Spanish protectorates over Morocco. However, in 1917 upon U.S. entry into the First World War, the U.S. government recognized the protectorates. The U.S. Minister at Tangier was downgraded to the status of Diplomatic Agent. In 1956 the U. S. recognized Morocco’s independence, established an embassy in Rabat, and appointed a ranking ambassador, Cavendish W. Cannon.[1]

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Tangier (1906-1917)[edit]

Name Title Start End
Samuel R. Gummere Envoy 1906 1909
Henry Percival Dodge Envoy 1909 1910
Fred W. Carpenter Envoy 1910 1912
Maxwell Blake Chargé d'Affaires 1912 1917

Heads of the U.S. Consulate General at Tangier (1917-1933)[edit]

Name Title Start End
Maxwell Blake Consul General 1917 1922
Joseph M. Denning Consul General 1922 1924
Maxwell Blake Consul General 1925 1933

Heads of the U.S. Legation at Tangier (1933-1956)[edit]

Name Title Start End
Maxwell Blake Consul General 1933 1940
John Campbell White Consul General 1940 1941
J. Rives Childs Chargé d'Affaires 1941 1945
Paul H. Alling Consul General 1945 1947
Edwin A. Plitt Consul General 1947 1951
John Carter Vincent Consul General 1951 1953
Joseph C. Satterthwaite Consul General 1953 1955
Julius C. Holmes Consul General 1955 1956

Heads of the U.S. Embassy at Rabat (1956-present)[edit]

Name Title Start End
William J. Porter Chargé d'Affaires 1956 1956
Cavendish W. Cannon Ambassador 1956 1958
Charles Yost Ambassador 1958 1961
Philip W. Bonsal Ambassador 1961 1962
John H. Ferguson Ambassador 1962 1964
Henry J. Tasca Ambassador 1965 1969
Stuart W. Rockwell Ambassador 1970 1973
Robert G. Neumann Ambassador 1973 1976
Robert Anderson Ambassador 1976 1978
Richard B. Parker Ambassador 1978 1979
Angier Biddle Duke Ambassador 1979 1981
Joseph Verner Reed, Jr. Ambassador 1981 1985
Thomas Anthony Nassif Ambassador 1985 1988
Michael Ussery Ambassador 1988 1991
Frederick Vreeland Ambassador 1991 1993
Marc Charles Ginsberg Ambassador 1994 1997
Gary S. Usrey Chargé d'Affaires 1997 1998
Edward M. Gabriel Ambassador 1998 2001
Margaret D. Tutwiler Ambassador 2001 2003
Thomas Riley Ambassador 2004 2009
Samuel L. Kaplan Ambassador 2009 2013
Matthew Lussenhop Chargé d'Affaires 2013 2014[2]
Dwight L. Bush Sr. Ambassador 2014[3] 2017

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Morocco". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Filling seats: Netherlands and Morocco get U.S. ambassadors

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