United States Ambassador to Saint Kitts and Nevis
|Ambassador of the United States to Saint Kitts and Nevis|
Seal of the United States Department of State
|Nominator||The President of the United States|
|Inaugural holder||Thomas H. Anderson, Jr.
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
|Formation||August 22, 1984|
|Website||U.S. Embassy - Bridgetown|
The United States Ambassador to Saint Kitts and Nevis (or, prior to 3 August 1988, to Saint Christopher and Nevis) is the official representative of the government of the United States to the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The title of the ambassador is United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and is concurrently the ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Saint Christopher and Nevis on 20 September 1983, but no U.S. mission has ever been established at Basseterre. After 25 June 1988, all relations were handled by the Embassy at St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda. When that Embassy closed on 30 June 1994, all diplomatic functions have been handled out of the U.S. Embassy at Bridgetown, Barbados, where the U.S. Ambassador to Saint Kitts and Nevis is resident.
List of U.S. Ambassadors to Saint Kitts and Nevis
The following is a list of U.S. Ambassadors, or other Chiefs of Mission, to Saint Kitts and Nevis. The title given by the United States State Department to this position is currently Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
|Thomas H. Anderson, Jr.||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||August 22, 1984||March 12, 1986||Ronald Reagan|
|Paul A. Russo||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||December 5, 1986||June 25, 1988|
|Jeanette W. Hyde||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||April 11, 1995||January 31, 1998||Bill Clinton|
|E. William Crotty||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||October 22, 1998||October 10, 1999|
|James A. Daley||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||September 18, 2000||March 1, 2001|
|Earl Norfleet Phillips||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||April 30, 2002||June 1, 2003||George W. Bush|
|Mary Kramer||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||March 10, 2004||October 30, 2006|
|Mary Martin Ourisman||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||February 20, 2007||2008|
|Brent Hardt||Chargé d'Affaires ad interim||January 1, 2009||June 19, 2011|||
|Christopher Sandrolini||Chargé d'Affaires ad interim||June 19, 2011||2012|
|Larry Leon Palmer||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||2012||2015||Barack Obama|
|Linda Swartz Taglialatela||Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary||February 1, 2016||Incumbent|
- Saint Kitts and Nevis – United States relations
- Foreign relations of Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Ambassadors of the United States
- Also accredited to Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Dominica; St. Lucia; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Resident at Bridgetown.
- Also accredited to Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; St. Lucia; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Resident at Bridgetown.
- Date of appointment. Crotty never presented credentials in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
- Died at Gainesville, Florida on this date.
- "Chargé d'Affaires". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- Chargés d’Affaires are not appointed by the President
- Embassy of the United States - Barbados & E. Caribbean (2012), Congress Confirms Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, U.S. Department of State, retrieved May 21, 2012.
- United States Department of State: Background notes on Saint Knitts and Nevis
- 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).