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 Ambassador
Ambassador
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s, or other Chiefs of Mission, to El Salvador
El Salvador
El Salvador or simply Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador; Santa Ana and San Miguel are also important cultural and commercial centers in the country and in all of Central America...

. The title given by the United States State Department to this position is currently Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.

Chiefs of Mission

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Appointed by
James R. Partridge Minister Resident June 15, 1863 March 22, 1866 Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and...

Alpheus Starkey Williams Minister Resident January 21, 1867 October 27, 1869 Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States . As Vice-President of the United States in 1865, he succeeded Abraham Lincoln following the latter's assassination. Johnson then presided over the initial and contentious Reconstruction era of the United States following the American...

Alfred T. A. Torbert Minister Resident October 27, 1869 May 10, 1871 Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States as well as military commander during the Civil War and post-war Reconstruction periods. Under Grant's command, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and ended the Confederate States of America...

Thomas Biddle
Thomas Biddle
Thomas Biddle was a War of 1812 hero who died in a duel with Missouri Congressman Spencer Pettis.Biddle was born into the powerful Biddle family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...

Minister Resident December 5, 1871 June 30, 1873
George Williamson Minister Resident October 18, 1873 before July 7, 1879
Cornelius A. Logan Minister Resident July 7, 1879 on or soon after April 15, 1882 Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President of the United States . As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction and the United States' entry into the Second Industrial Revolution...

Henry C. Hall Minister Resident August 7, 1882 May 2, 1883 Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur
Chester Alan Arthur was the 21st President of the United States . Becoming President after the assassination of President James A. Garfield, Arthur struggled to overcome suspicions of his beginnings as a politician from the New York City Republican machine, succeeding at that task by embracing...

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 2, 1883 on or shortly before May 16, 1889
Lansing B. Mizner Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 7–April 12, 1890 December 31, 1890 Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States . Harrison, a grandson of President William Henry Harrison, was born in North Bend, Ohio, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana at age 21, eventually becoming a prominent politician there...

Romualdo Pacheco
Romualdo Pacheco
José Antonio Romualdo Pacheco Jr. was an American politician and diplomat. Involved in California state and federal politics, Pacheco was elected and appointed to various posts and offices throughout his more than thirty-year career, including the California State Senate, the 12th Governor of...

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 28, 1891 November 14, 1891
Richard Cutts Shannon Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 14, 1891 April 30, 1893
Lewis Baker Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 20, 1893 about December 9, 1897 Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland
Stephen Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents...

William L. Merry Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 3, 1899 December 31, 1907 William McKinley
William McKinley
William McKinley, Jr. was the 25th President of the United States . He is best known for winning fiercely fought elections, while supporting the gold standard and high tariffs; he succeeded in forging a Republican coalition that for the most part dominated national politics until the 1930s...

H. Percival Dodge Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 1, 1908 February 6, 1909 Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States . He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity...

William Heimke Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 18, 1909 March 16, 1914 William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States...

Boaz W. Long Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 14, 1914 November 7, 1917 Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913...

Frank D. Arnold Chargé d'Affaires
Chargé d'affaires
In diplomacy, chargé d’affaires , often shortened to simply chargé, is the title of two classes of diplomatic agents who head a diplomatic mission, either on a temporary basis or when no more senior diplomat has been accredited.-Chargés d’affaires:Chargés d’affaires , who were...

 ad interim
July 1918 February 10, 1921
Peter Augustus Jay
Peter Augustus Jay
Peter Augustus Jay was the eldest son of New York's only native Founding Father, John Jay. Peter was one of 6 children born to John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay, and one of 2 boys with 4 sisters: Susan ; Maria , Ann and Sarah Louisa Peter Augustus Jay (January 24, 1776 - February 22, 1843) was...

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 10, 1921 April 28, 1921
Montgomery Schuyler
Montgomery Schuyler
Montgomery Schuyler, AIA, was a highly influential critic, journalist and editorial writer in New York City who wrote about and influenced art, literature, music and architecture during the city's "Gilded Age." He was active as a journalist for over forty years but is principally noted as a highly...

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 12, 1921 April 22, 1925 Warren G. Harding
Warren G. Harding
Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States . A Republican from Ohio, Harding was an influential self-made newspaper publisher. He served in the Ohio Senate , as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and as a U.S. Senator...

Jefferson Caffery
Jefferson Caffery
Jefferson Caffery served as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador , Colombia , Cuba , Brazil , France , and Egypt .-Career:...

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 20, 1926 July 22, 1928 Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge
John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. was the 30th President of the United States . A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state...

Warren D. Robbins
Warren Delano Robbins
Warren Delano Robbins was an American diplomat and first cousin of President Franklin D. Roosevelt....

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 27, 1929 April 30, 1931 Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover
Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States . Hoover was originally a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted partnerships between government and business...

Charles B. Curtis
Charles B. Curtis
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Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 6, 1931 January 10, 1932
Frank P. Corrigan Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 30, 1934 August 28, 1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt , also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war...

Robert Frazer Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 6, 1937 October 31, 1942
Walter C. Thurston Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 14, 1943 April 16, 1943
Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
Ambassador
An ambassador is the highest ranking diplomat who represents a nation and is usually accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization....

April 16, 1943 October 14, 1944
John F. Simmons Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 21, 1945 July 1, 1947
Albert F. Nufer Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 13, 1947 July 16, 1949 Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States . As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third vice president and the 34th Vice President of the United States , he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his...

George P. Shaw Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 23, 1949 April 25, 1952
Angier Biddle Duke
Angier Biddle Duke
Angier Biddle Duke had a career which included being a diplomat in the United States foreign service.-Biography:Angier Biddle Duke was born November 30, 1915 in New York City....

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 5, 1952 May 21, 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army...

Michael J. McDermott Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 25, 1953 September 28, 1954
Robert C. Hill
Robert C. Hill
Robert Charles Hill was a United States diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to several Latin American countries and Spain throughout his career...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 4, 1954 September 21, 1955
Thomas C. Mann
Thomas C. Mann
Thomas C. Mann was a diplomat who specialized in Latin American affairs while employed by the U.S. Department of State from 1942-1966. During the first administration of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower he served in a variety of posts, including two years as Ambassador to El Salvador...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 24, 1955 September 24, 1957
Thorsten V. Kalijarvi Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 6, 1957 December 18, 1960
Murat W. Williams Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary February 21, 1961 July 4, 1964 John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy , often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963....

Raúl H. Castro
Raúl Héctor Castro
Raul Hector Castro is a Mexican-born American politician. He has served in both elected and non-elected public offices, including United States Ambassador and the 14th Governor of Arizona. He was the first Mexican American to be elected governor of Arizona...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 11, 1964 July 17, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon Baines Johnson , often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States...

William G. Bowdler
William G. Bowdler
-Biography:William G. Bowdler was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 27, 1924. He later immigrated to Florida, and served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. He became a U.S. citizen in 1945. He was educated at the University of Richmond, receiving a B.A. in History in 1948. He...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 15, 1968 September 2, 1971 Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under...

Henry E. Catto, Jr.
Henry E. Catto, Jr.
Henry Edward Catto, Jr. is an American businessman and public servant.A native of San Antonio, Texas and son of a prominent insurance man, he was educated at T.M.I.—The Episcopal School of Texas, graduating in 1948, and at Williams College, graduating in 1952. In the early 1960s, Catto twice ran...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 21, 1971 September 2, 1973
James F. Campbell Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 5, 1974 July 23, 1976
Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr.
Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr.
Ignacio Eugenio Lozano, Jr. is a former United States Ambassador to El Salvador. He was appointed to the ambassadorship by President Gerald Ford in 1976., He resigned the post following the assumption of the presidency by Jimmy Carter....

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 31, 1976 June 1, 1977 Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974...

Frank J. Devine Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 1, 1977 February 15, 1980 Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office...

Robert E. White
Robert White (ambassador)
Robert E. White served as U.S. ambassador under different administrations. He is currently president of the Center for International Policy....

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 11, 1980 February 1, 1981
Deane R. Hinton
Deane R. Hinton
Deane Roesch Hinton is a career U.S. diplomat and ambassador.-Biography:Hinton was born 12 March 1923 in Fort Missoula, Montana. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1943 and joined the U. S. Army, serving as a 2nd Lt. during World War II...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 28, 1981 July 15, 1983 Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

Thomas R. Pickering
Thomas R. Pickering
Thomas Reeve "Tom" Pickering , is a retired United States ambassador. Among his many diplomatic appointments, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1989 to 1992.-Early life:...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 5, 1983 June 7, 1985
Edwin G. Corr
Edwin G. Corr
Edwin Gharst Corr was a United States diplomat and served as a United States Ambassador to several Latin-American nations. Corr is from Norman, Oklahoma....

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 29, 1985 August 10, 1988
William Graham Walker
William Walker (diplomat)
William Graham Walker is a veteran United States Foreign Service diplomat who served as the US ambassador to El Salvador and as the head of the Kosovo Verification Mission.-Political career:...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 30, 1988 February 21, 1992
Peter F. Romero
Peter F. Romero
Peter F. Romero previously served as the United States Ambassador to Ecuador and as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and was appointed by President Bill Clinton in the Fall of 1993....

Chargé d'Affaires ad interim February 21, 1992 July 1992 George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States . He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States , a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to...

Gwen C. Clare Chargé d'Affaires ad interim July 1992 September 20, 1993
Alan H. Flanigan Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 20, 1993 July 9, 1996 Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

Anne W. Patterson
Anne W. Patterson
Anne Woods Patterson is an American diplomat and career Foreign Service Officer. She currently serves as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. She previously served as acting United States Ambassador to the United Nations in 2005 and as United States Ambassador to Pakistan from July 2007 to...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 16, 1997 July 15, 2000
Rose M. Likins Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 23, 2000 June 16, 2003

Philip C. French
Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
June 17, 2003
December 17, 2003
H. Douglas Barclay
Hugh Douglas Barclay
Hugh Douglas Barclay was a long-time New York State Senator and a former United States Ambassador to El Salvador. He was born in Pulaski, New York, and earned his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law. Barclay is married to the former...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 13, 2003 July 23, 2006 George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

Charles L. Glazer
Charles L. Glazer
Charles L. Glazer was sworn in as United States Ambassador to El Salvador on January 16, 2007. Mr. Glazer tendered his resignation, effective Tuesday, January 20, 2009, upon receipt of an order by the incoming Obama administration requiring the departure of politically appointed ambassadors by...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 5, 2006 January 20, 2009
Robert I. Blau Chargé d'Affaires ad interim January 20, 2009 2010 Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

Mari Carmen Aponte
Mari Carmen Aponte
Mari Carmen Aponte is a Washington DC-based Puerto Rico-born attorney who serves, due to a recess appointment by President Barack Obama, as ambassador to El Salvador.-Personal life:...

Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 22, 2010 Incumbent

See also

  • El Salvador – United States relations
  • Foreign relations of El Salvador
    Foreign relations of El Salvador
    El Salvador is a member of the United Nations and several of its specialized agencies, the Organization of American States , the Central American Common Market , the Central American Parliament , and the Central American Integration System . It actively participates in the Central American Security...

  • Ambassadors of the United States

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