United States Ambassador to the United Nations

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations is the leader of the delegation of the United States, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Its incumbent is Linda Thomas-Greenfield since February 25, 2021.

Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations
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Incumbent
Linda Thomas-Greenfield

since February 25, 2021
NominatorJoe Biden
Inaugural holderEdward Stettinius, Jr.
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation1945
WebsiteU.S. Mission - UN

Ambassadors that served in political positions include Adlai Stevenson, George H.W. Bush, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Madeleine Albright, John R. Bolton, Susan Rice and Nikki Haley.

United States Ambassadors to the United NationsEdit

The following is a chronological list of those who have held the office:

# Ambassador Years served U.S. President
1   Edward Stettinius Jr. January 17, 1946 – June 3, 1946 Harry S. Truman
  Herschel Johnson June 3, 1946 – January 14, 1947
Acting
2   Warren Austin January 14, 1947 – January 22, 1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower
3   Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. January 26, 1953[1] – September 3, 1960
4   James Jeremiah Wadsworth September 8, 1960 – January 21, 1961
John F. Kennedy
5   Adlai Stevenson II January 23, 1961 – July 14, 1965
Lyndon B. Johnson
6   Arthur Goldberg July 28, 1965 – June 24, 1968
7   George Ball June 26, 1968 – September 25, 1968
8   James Russell Wiggins October 7, 1968 – January 20, 1969
9   Charles W. Yost January 23, 1969 – February 25, 1971 Richard Nixon
10   George H. W. Bush March 1, 1971 – January 18, 1973
11   John A. Scali February 20, 1973 – June 29, 1975
Gerald Ford
12   Daniel Patrick Moynihan June 30, 1975 – February 2, 1976
13   William Scranton March 15, 1976 – January 19, 1977
14   Andrew Young January 30, 1977 – September 23, 1979 Jimmy Carter
15   Donald McHenry September 23, 1979 – January 20, 1981
16   Jeane Kirkpatrick February 4, 1981 – April 1, 1985 Ronald Reagan
17   Vernon A. Walters May 22, 1985 – March 15, 1989
George H. W. Bush
18   Thomas R. Pickering March 20, 1989 – May 7, 1992
19   Edward J. Perkins May 12, 1992 – January 27, 1993
Bill Clinton
20   Madeleine Albright January 27, 1993 – January 21, 1997
21   Bill Richardson February 18, 1997 – August 18, 1998
  Peter Burleigh August 18, 1998 – September 7, 1999
Acting
22   Richard Holbrooke September 7, 1999 – January 20, 2001
  James B. Cunningham January 20, 2001 – September 19, 2001
Acting
George W. Bush
23   John Negroponte September 19, 2001 – July 23, 2004
24   John Danforth July 23, 2004 – January 20, 2005
  Anne W. Patterson January 20, 2005 – August 2, 2005
Acting
25   John Bolton August 2, 2005 – December 31, 2006
Recess appointment, not confirmed by the U.S. Senate
  Alejandro Daniel Wolff December 31, 2006 – April 30, 2007
Acting
26   Zalmay Khalilzad April 30, 2007 – January 22, 2009
Barack Obama
27   Susan Rice January 26, 2009 – June 30, 2013
  Rosemary DiCarlo June 30, 2013 – August 5, 2013
Acting
28   Samantha Power August 5, 2013 – January 20, 2017
  Michele J. Sison January 20, 2017 – January 27, 2017
Acting
Donald Trump
29   Nikki Haley January 27, 2017 – December 31, 2018
  Jonathan Cohen January 1, 2019 – September 12, 2019
Acting
30   Kelly Craft September 12, 2019 – January 20, 2021
31   Linda Thomas-Greenfield Since February 23, 2021 Joe Biden

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chesly Manly (January 27, 1953). "Lodge Asks FBI to Screen All U.S. Aids [sic] on U.N." Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune Press Service.

Other websitesEdit