United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic
|Ambassador of the United States to the Central African Republic|
Seal of the United States Department of State
|Inaugural holder||Alan W. Lukens
as Chargé d'affaires ad interim
|Formation||August 13, 1960|
|Website||U.S. Embassy - Bangui|
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
|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||Florida||FSO||July 27, 2007||August 27, 2007||Prior to September 2010|
|Laurence D. Wohlers||Washington||FSO||September 8, 2010||Unknown||Current|
- Albert E. Fairchild served as chargé d'affaires ad interim from Dec 1979 to Jul 1981.
- Embassy reopened Jan 2005. A. James Panos served as chargé d'affaires ad interim, Jan 2005-Jul 2007.
- Central African Republic – United States relations
- Foreign relations of the Central African Republic
- United States Department of State: Background notes on the Central African Republic
- 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).