United States Ambassador to Singapore

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Ambassador of the United States to Singapore
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Seal of the United States Department of State
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Incumbent
Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath
Chargé d'Affaires a.i.

since January 20, 2017
Department of State
Nominator The President of the United States
Inaugural holder Richard H. Donald
as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
Formation 1966
Website U.S. Embassy - Singapore

The following individuals served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore.

No. Name Took office Left office President
1 Richard H. Donald

Chargé d'Affaires, a.i.

April 4, 1966 September 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson
2 Francis Joseph Galbraith 1966 1969
3 Charles T. Cross 1969 1972[1] Richard Nixon
4 Edwin M. Cronk 1972 1975[2] Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
5 John H. Holdridge 1975 1978 Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
6 Richard F. Kneip May 26, 1978 September 25, 1980[3] Jimmy Carter
7 Harry E. T. Thayer 1980 1985[4] Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
8 J. Stapleton Roy 1984 1986 Ronald Reagan
9 Daryl Arnold April 28, 1987 July 8, 1989[5] Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
10 Robert D. Orr July 14, 1989 September 12, 1992[6] George H. W. Bush
11 Jon Huntsman Jr. September 22, 1992 June 15, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
12 Ralph L. Boyce

Chargé d'Affaires, a.i.

June 1993 September 1994 Bill Clinton
13 Timothy Chorba 1994 1997[7]
14 Steven J. Green November 18, 1997 March 1, 2001 Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
15 Frank Lavin September 10, 2001 October 11, 2005[8] George W. Bush
16 Patricia L. Herbold November 7, 2005 January 20, 2009
17 David Adelman April 29, 2010 September 4, 2013 Barack Obama
18 Kirk Wagar September 25, 2013 January 20, 2017[9]
19 Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath

Chargé d'Affaires, a.i.

January 20, 2017 Present[10] Donald Trump
  • The position of ambassador to Singapore has been vacant since Wagar resigned in January 2017, as is customary for ambassadors when a new administration takes office. Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath is currently heading the embassy, serving as charge d'affaires, ad interim and acting United States ambassador to Singapore.[11] Former Deputy US National Security Adviser K. T. McFarland has officially nominated as the ambassadorship to Singapore; the position requires confirmation by the US Senate.[12][13]

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