List of ambassadors of the United States to Jordan

Ambassador of the United States to Jordan
سفارة الولايات المتحدة الأميركية في المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية
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Incumbent
Henry T. Wooster

since October 18, 2020
Nominator The President of the United States
Appointer The President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holder Gerald A. Drew
as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
Formation February 2, 1950
Website U.S. Embassy - Amman

The following is a list of chiefs of mission from the United States to Jordan.

The first chief of mission, Gerald A. Drew held the title of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. The second chief of mission, Joseph C. Green, was appointed as an envoy but promoted to as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, as the Legation Amman was raised to embassy status on August 27, 1952. Every chief of mission since has held the title of United States Ambassador.

Representative State Training Title Appointment Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Reason
Gerald A. Drew CA Foreign Service Officer Envoy February 2, 1950 February 24, 1950 February 25, 1952 Relinquished charge
Joseph C. Green OH Non-career appointee Envoy May 14, 1952 July 31, 1952 1952 Promoted
Joseph C. Green OH Non-career appointee Ambassador September 8, 1952[1] September 23, 1952 July 31, 1953 Appointment terminated
Lester D. Mallory WA Foreign Service Officer Ambassador August 3, 1953 December 1, 1953 January 11, 1958 Relinquished charge
Parker T. Hart IL Foreign Service Officer Ambassador February 5, 1958[2] Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sheldon T. Mills OR Foreign Service Officer Ambassador February 16, 1959 March 12, 1959 March 18, 1961 Left post
William B. Macomber, Jr. NY Non-career appointee Ambassador March 2, 1961 April 5, 1961 December 25, 1963 Left post
Robert G. Barnes MI Foreign Service Officer Ambassador March 4, 1964 March 15, 1964 April 23, 1966 Relinquished charge
Findley Burns, Jr. FL Foreign Service Officer Ambassador May 10, 1966 July 23, 1966 November 5, 1967 Left post
Harrison M. Symmes NC Foreign Service Officer Ambassador October 18, 1967 November 21, 1967 May 7, 1970 Left post
L. Dean Brown DC Foreign Service Officer Ambassador September 8, 1970 September 29, 1970 November 29, 1973 Left post
Thomas R. Pickering NJ Foreign Service Officer Ambassador February 27, 1974 March 2, 1974 July 13, 1978 Left post
Nicholas A. Veliotes CA Foreign Service Officer Ambassador August 18, 1978 September 17, 1978 February 10, 1981 Left post
Richard Noyes Viets VT Foreign Service Officer Ambassador July 27, 1981 August 10, 1981 August 5, 1984 Left post
Paul H. Boeker OH Foreign Service Officer Ambassador August 13, 1984 September 1, 1984 August 13, 1987 Left post
Roscoe Seldon Suddarth MD Foreign Service Officer Ambassador July 31, 1987 September 16, 1987 July 27, 1990 Left post
Roger Gran Harrison CO Foreign Service Officer Ambassador June 27, 1990 August 7, 1990 July 9, 1993 Left post
Wesley William Egan, Jr. NC Foreign Service Officer Ambassador February 11, 1994 March 19, 1994 July 13, 1998 Left post
William Joseph Burns PA Foreign Service Officer Ambassador June 29, 1998 August 9, 1998 June 7, 2001 Relinquished charge
Edward William Gnehm, Jr. GA Foreign Service Officer Ambassador August 7, 2001 September 20, 2001 July 12, 2004 Left post
David Michael Satterfield VA Foreign Service Officer Ambassador May 12, 2004[3] N/A N/A N/A
David Hale NJ Foreign Service Officer Ambassador November 2, 2005[4] November 7, 2005 July 9, 2008 Left post
Robert S. Beecroft CA Foreign Service Officer Ambassador June 6, 2008 August 14, 2008 June 4, 2011 Left post
Stuart E. Jones PA Foreign Service Officer Ambassador June 1, 2011 September 5, 2011 August 14, 2014  
Alice Wells Foreign Service Officer Ambassador June 19, 2014 August 31, 2014 March 24, 2017 Left post
Henry T. Wooster Foreign Service Officer Chargé d'Affaires March 24, 2017 N/A July 30, 2018
Karen Sasahara Foreign Service Officer Chargé d'Affaires March, 2019 March, 2019 August 30, 2020
Mike Hankey Foreign Service Officer Chargé d'Affaires August 30, 2020 September 2020
Henry T. Wooster VA Foreign Service Officer Ambassador September 2020 October 18, 2020 Incumbent

See also

References

  1. ^ Recess appointment. Legation Amman was raised to Embassy status August 27, 1952.
  2. ^ Took oath of office, but did not proceed to post, Jordan having united briefly with Iraq in the Arab Federation.
  3. ^ The United States Senate confirmed Satterfield to succeed Edward William Gnehm, Jr. as Ambassador to Jordan, but shortly thereafter the administration designated him Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (having served for the previous three years as Deputy Assistant Secretary) and later that year he was sent to Iraq as Deputy Chief of Mission. As a result, he never assumed his post in Jordan.
  4. ^ Served as Charge d'Affaires ad interim, July 2004–October 2005

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