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The U.S. embassy in Karachi
Karachi
Karachi is the largest city, main seaport and the main financial centre of Pakistan, as well as the capital of the province of Sindh. The city has an estimated population of 13 to 15 million, while the total metropolitan area has a population of over 18 million...

 was established August 15, 1947 with Edward W. Holmes as 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
Ad interim
The Latin phrase ad interim literally means "in the time between" denotes the meaning of "in the meantime", "for an intervening time" or "temporarily" in the English language...

, pending the appointment of an ambassador. The first ambassador, Paul H. Alling, was appointed on September 20, 1947. 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...

 was nominated as United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 Ambassador to Pakistan in May 2007, replacing Ryan C. Crocker who was appointed United States Ambassador to Iraq
United States Ambassador to Iraq
This is a list of United States ambassadors, or lower-ranking heads of a diplomatic mission to Iraq.* Alexander K. Sloan - Chargé d'Affaires* Paul Knabenshue - Minister* Thomas M. Wilson - Minister* Loy W...

 after completing three years of service in Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

. In 2010, her post was succeeded by Cameron Munter
Cameron Munter
Cameron Phelps Munter is a United States diplomat and career foreign service officer. He is the Ambassador to Pakistan. Earlier, he was an advisor for political and military issues to Christopher R...

. The American ambassador is based in the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad.

Ambassadors


  • Paul H. Alling – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 20, 1947
    • Presented credentials: February 26, 1948
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 27, 1948
  • H. Merle Cochran – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 4, 1949
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Avra M. Warren
    Avra M. Warren
    Avra M. Warren served as the United States Ambassador to 4 countries and minister to 3 ....

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 2, 1950
    • Presented credentials: February 25, 1950
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 26, 1952
  • John M. Cabot – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 17, 1952
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Horace A. Hildreth
    Horace A. Hildreth
    Horace Augustus Hildreth was born on December 2, 1902 in Gardiner, Maine, the son of an attorney. Hildreth attended local schools before graduating from Bowdoin College in the class of 1925 and receiving his LL.B...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 13, 1953
    • Presented credentials: May 19, 1953
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 1, 1957
  • James M. Langley – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 13, 1957
    • Presented credentials: July 27, 1957
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 29, 1959
  • William M. Rountree
    William M. Rountree
    William Manning Rountree was born in Swainsboro, Georgia. After graduating from high school in 1935 he got a job with the United States Department of the Treasury where he held various clerical and accounting positions...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 18, 1959
    • Presented credentials: August 17, 1959
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 7, 1962
  • Note: The capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad
    Islamabad
    Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and the tenth largest city in the country. Located within the Islamabad Capital Territory , the population of the city has grown from 100,000 in 1951 to 1.7 million in 2011...

     in August 1960.
  • Walter P. McConaughy
    Walter P. McConaughy
    Walter Patrick McConaughy, Jr. was a career American diplomat. McConaughy attended Duke University, graduating in 1930. Afterwards, he worked in the US State Department, and was posted to Hong Kong around 1950...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 1, 1962
    • Presented credentials: March 20, 1962
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 27, 1966
  • Eugene Murphy Locke
    Eugene M. Locke
    Eugene Murphy Locke was an American lawyer from Dallas, Texas and ambassador.Locke was the son of the founder of the prominent Locke and Locke law firm in Dallas. Eugene received his law degree from Yale in 1940 and served in the Soloman Islands in the Navy during World War II, before becoming a...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 27, 1966
    • Presented credentials: June 9, 1966
    • Terminated mission: Left Pakistan, April 16, 1967
  • Benjamin H. Oehlert, Jr. – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 27, 1967
    • Presented credentials: August 16, 1967
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 17, 1969
  • Joseph S. Farland
    Joseph S. Farland
    Joseph Simpson Farland served as United States Ambassador to four different countries.Farland was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and raised that city as well as in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelors and a law degree from West Virginia University and did further studies at...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 19, 1969
    • Presented credentials: November 15, 1969
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 30, 1972
  • Note: The post was vacant May 1972–December 1973. Sidney Sober served as chargé d'affaires ad interim during that period
  • Henry A. Byroade
    Henry A. Byroade
    Brigadier General Henry Alfred Byroade, United States Army of Indiana was a career diplomat who served as Ambassador to Egypt in 1955 and 1956 and later to five other countries, including United States Ambassador to Burma from September 1963 to June 1968, and served as Assistant Secretary of State...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 15, 1973
    • Presented credentials: December 5, 1973
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 23, 1977
  • George S. Vest
    George S. Vest
    George Southall Vest is a former United States diplomat and State Department official.-Biography:George S. Vest was born in Columbia, Virginia, and educated at the University of Virginia, graduating with a B.A. in 1941. Upon leaving college, Vest joined the United States Army to serve as a...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed:
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Arthur W. Hummel, Jr.
    Arthur W. Hummel, Jr.
    Arthur William Hummel, Jr. was a United States diplomat.-Early life:He was born in Fenzhou, Shanxi, China, to Christian missionaries Arthur W. Hummel, Sr. and Ruth Bookwalter Hummel. His family moved to Beijing when he was 4. In 1927, when he was 7, the Northern Expedition forced his family to...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 8, 1977
    • Presented credentials: June 28, 1977
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 19, 1981
  • Robert I. Spiers – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 1, 1981
    • Presented credentials: October 29, 1981
    • Terminated mission: Left post October 27, 1983
  • Deane Roesch Hinton – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 21, 1983
    • Presented credentials: December 26, 1983
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 9, 1986
  • Arnold Lewis Raphel
    Arnold Lewis Raphel
    Arnold Lewis Raphel was the 18th U.S. ambassador in Pakistan. He was killed when a plane in which he was a passenger mysteriously crashed near Bhawalpur with then Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq and Brigadier General Herbert M. Wassom, chief of the U.S. military group in Pakistan on August 17,...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 4, 1987
    • Presented credentials: June 24, 1987
    • Terminated mission: Died in office, August 17, 1988
  • Robert B. Oakley – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 18, 1988
    • Presented credentials: September 1, 1988
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 29, 1991
  • Nicholas Platt
    Nicholas Platt
    Nicholas Platt is an American diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Pakistan, Philippines, Zambia, and as a high level diplomat in Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Japan...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 1991
    • Presented credentials: October 24, 1991
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 3, 1992
  • John Cameron Monjo – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 9, 1992
    • Presented credentials: November 10, 1992
    • Terminated mission: Left post September 10, 1995
  • Thomas W. Simons – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: December 19, 1995
    • Presented credentials: January 25, 1996
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 24, 1998
  • William B. Milam
    William Milam
    William Bryant Milam was an American diplomat.Born in Arizona, Ambassador Milam grew up in Sacramento, California and currently resides in Washington, DC. He received an A.B. from Stanford University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan....

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 3, 1998
    • Presented credentials: September 10, 1998
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 6, 2001
  • Wendy Jean Chamberlin
    Wendy Chamberlin
    Wendy Chamberlin is a veteran diplomat who has served in the United States Department of State and USAID, worked for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees , and now serves as President of the Middle East Institute.- US Department of State :...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 12, 2001
    • Presented credentials: September 13, 2001
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 29, 2002
  • Nancy Jo Powell
    Nancy Jo Powell
    Nancy Jo Powell assumed the position of Director General of the United States Foreign Service on August 3, 2009 after serving as the American ambassador for Nepal. Powell is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 2, 2002
    • Presented credentials: August 16, 2002
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 5, 2004
  • Ryan C. Crocker
    Ryan Crocker
    Ryan Clark Crocker is a Career Ambassador within the United States Foreign Service and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He currently is the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan. He was the United States Ambassador to Iraq until 2009; he previously served as the U.S...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 18, 2004
    • Presented credentials: November 25, 2004
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 28, 2007
  • 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...

     – Career FSO
    • Appointed: July 2, 2007
    • Presented credentials: July 31, 2007
    • Terminated mission: Left post October 5, 2010
  • Cameron Munter
    Cameron Munter
    Cameron Phelps Munter is a United States diplomat and career foreign service officer. He is the Ambassador to Pakistan. Earlier, he was an advisor for political and military issues to Christopher R...

     – Career FSO
    • Appointed: October 6, 2010
    • Presented credentials: October 27, 2010
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

See also

  • Pakistan – United States relations
    Pakistan – United States relations
    Pakistan – United States relations refers to the bilateral relationship between the Pakistan and the United States. The United States first established diplomatic relations with Pakistan on 20 October 1947. The relationship since then was based primarily on U.S. economic and military assistance to...

  • Foreign relations of Pakistan
    Foreign relations of Pakistan
    Pakistan is the second largest Muslim country in terms of population , and its status as a declared nuclear power, being the only Islamic nation to have that status, plays a part in its international role....

  • Ambassadors of the United States

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