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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 Kelly Craft since September 12, 2019.

Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations
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Incumbent
Kelly Craft

since September 12, 2019
NominatorDonald Trump
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

# Image US Ambassador to UN Years served U.N. Secretary-General U.S. President
1   Edward Stettinius, Jr. 1945–1946   Gladwyn Jebb
Acting
Harry S. Truman
  Trygve Lie
  Herschel V. Johnson
Acting
1946–1947
2   Warren Austin January 14, 1947 – January 22, 1953
  Dag Hammarskjöld
3   Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. January 12, 1953 – September 2, 1960 Dwight D. Eisenhower
4   James Jeremiah Wadsworth September 8, 1960 – January 21, 1961
5   Adlai Stevenson II January, 1961 — July 14, 1965 John F. Kennedy
  U Thant
Lyndon B. Johnson
6   Arthur Goldberg 1965–1968
7   George W. Ball June 26, 1968 – September 25, 1968
8   James Russell Wiggins October 7, 1968 – January 20, 1969
9   Charles Woodruff Yost 1969–1971 Richard Nixon
10   George H. W. Bush March 1, 1971 – January 18, 1973
  Kurt Waldheim
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
  Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
17   Vernon A. Walters 1985–1989
18   Thomas R. Pickering 1989–1992 George H. W. Bush
  Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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 13, 1997 – August 18, 1998 Kofi Annan
  Peter Burleigh
Acting
August 18, 1998 – August 25, 1999
22   Richard Holbrooke August 25, 1999 – January 20, 2001
  James B. Cunningham
Acting
January 20, 2001 – September 15, 2001 George W. Bush
23   John Negroponte September 15, 2001 – July 1, 2004
24   John Danforth July 1, 2004 – January 20, 2005
  Anne W. Patterson
Acting
January 20 – August 1, 2005
25   John R. Bolton
Recess Appointment
Never Confirmed by the U.S. Senate
August 1, 2005 – December 9, 2006
  Alejandro Daniel Wolff
Acting
December 9, 2006 – April 17, 2007
  Ban Ki-moon
26   Zalmay Khalilzad April 17, 2007 – January 22, 2009
27   Susan Rice January 22, 2009 – July 1, 2013 Barack Obama
  Rosemary DiCarlo
Acting
July 1 – August 1, 2013
28   Samantha Power August 2, 2013 – January 20, 2017
  António Guterres
  Michele J. Sison
Acting
January 20, 2017 – January 24, 2017 Donald Trump
29   Nikki Haley January 24, 2017 – December 31, 2018
  Jonathan Cohen
(Acting)
January 1, 2019 – August 14, 2019
30   Kelly Craft September 12, 2019


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