United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic

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Ambassador of the United States to the Central African Republic
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Incumbent
Laurence D. Wohlers

since September 8, 2010
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Alan W. Lukens
as Chargé d'affaires ad interim
Formation August 13, 1960
Website U.S. Embassy - Bangui

The United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic is the ambassador of the United States to the Central African Republic.

Alan W. Lukens (resident at Brazzaville) presented credentials as chargé d'affaires ad interim on August 13, 1960. During Blancke's tenure as non-resident Ambassador to the Central African Republic, the United States Embassy in Bangui was established on February 10, 1961, with Lukens as resident chargé d'affaires ad interim. Ambassador Cooke was commissioned to the Central African Empire.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary[edit]

Name State Type Appointed Presented Credentials Mission Terminated Notes
W. Wendell Blancke California FSO December 12, 1960 January 6, 1961 November 29, 1961 Commissioned during a recess of the Senate.
Recommissioned after confirmation on February 6, 1961.
Also accredited to Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, and Gabon; resident at Brazzaville.
John H. Burns Oklahoma FSO November 10, 1961 November 29, 1961 Left post, May 6, 1963 Commissioned during a recess of the Senate
Recommissioned after confirmation on Jan 30, 1962.
Claude G. Ross California FSO August 1, 1963 September 16, 1963 Left post, April 22, 1967
Geoffrey W. Lewis Virginia FSO September 13, 1967 October 23, 1967 Left post, August 2, 1970
Melvin L. Manfull Utah FSO November 23, 1970 February 4, 1971 Left post, December 13, 1972
William N. Dale New Mexico FSO July 24, 1973 September 18, 1973 Left post, July 17, 1975
Anthony C. E. Quainton Washington FSO February 4, 1976 February 20, 1976 Left post, June 9, 1978
Goodwin Cooke Connecticut FSO October 11, 1978 November 4, 1978 Left post, July 13, 1980
Arthur H. Woodruff Florida FSO May 7, 1981 July 10, 1981 Left post, August 2, 1983
Edmund DeJarnette Virginia FSO October 7, 1983 November 17, 1983 Left post, May 26, 1986
David C. Fields California FSO October 16, 1986 December 4, 1986 Left post, October 3, 1989
Daniel Howard Simpson Ohio FSO November 21, 1989 February 6, 1990 Left post, December 15, 1992
Robert E. Gribbin, 3rd Alabama FSO June 15, 1992 January 16, 1993 Left post, September 16, 1995
Mosina H. Jordan New York FSO June 27, 1995 November 29, 1995 Left post March 31, 1997
Robert Cephas Perry Virginia FSO October 12, 1998 February 1, 1999 July 1, 2001
Mattie R. Sharpless North Carolina FSO October 1, 2001 December 14, 2001 Left post, December 2, 2002
Frederick B. Cook[1] Florida FSO July 27, 2007 August 27, 2007 Prior to September 2010
Laurence D. Wohlers[2] Washington FSO September 8, 2010 Unknown Current

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