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Nancy E. McEldowney, current U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria

This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to Bulgaria.

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Ambassadors

  • Charles M. Dickinson [1]
    • Title: Agent
    • Appointed: April 24, 1901
    • Terminated Mission: Appointed terminated, June 30, 1903
  • John B. Jackson [2]
    • Title: Diplomatic Agent
    • Appointed: June 5, 1903
    • Presented Credentials: September 19, 1903
    • Terminated Mission: Recommissioned to a different combination of countries
  • John B. Jackson [2]
    • Title: Diplomatic Agent
    • Appointed: March 8, 1905
    • Terminated Mission: Presented recall, June 4, 1907
  • Horace G. Knowles [3][3]
    • Title: Diplomatic Agent
    • Appointed: July 1, 1907
    • Presented Credentials: August 21, 1907
    • Terminated Mission: Left Bucharest, February 4, 1909
  • Huntington Wilson [4]
    • Title: Diplomatic Agent
    • Appointed: December 17, 1908
  • Spencer F. Eddy [5]
    • Title: Diplomatic Agent
    • Appointed: January 11, 1909
  • John R. Carter [6]
    • Title: Diplomatic Agent
    • Appointed: September 25, 1909
  • John R. Carter [2]
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 24, 1910
  • John B. Jackson [2]
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 12, 1911
    • Presented Credentials: February 1, 1912
    • Terminated Mission: Presented recall, October 18, 1913
  • Charles J. Vopicka [7]
    • Non-career appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 11, 1913
    • Presented Credentials: December 26, 1913
    • Terminated Mission: Relieved of active functions pertaining to Legation Sofia, December 17, 1918
  • Charles S. Wilson
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 8, 1921
    • Presented Credentials: December 5, 1921
    • Terminated Mission: Presented recall, October 4, 1928
  • H.F. Arthur Schoenfeld [8]
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 17, 1928
  • Henry Wharton Shoemaker
    • Non-career appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: January 22, 1930
    • Presented Credentials: March 28, 1930
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, August 2, 1933
  • Frederick A. Sterling [9]
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 1, 1933
    • Presented Credentials: April 3, 1934
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, June 30, 1936
  • Ray Atherton
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 13, 1937
    • Presented Credentials: October 21, 1937
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, July 5, 1939
  • George H. Earle III [10]
    • Non-career appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 14, 1940
    • Presented Credentials: April 2, 1940
    • Terminated Mission: Bulgaria declared war on the U.S., December 13, 1941
  • Donald R. Heath [11]
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 30, 1947
    • Presented Credentials: November 8, 1947
    • Terminated Mission: Declared persona non grata by Government of Bulgaria, January 19, 1950
  • Edward Page, Jr.[12]
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 23, 1959
    • Presented Credentials: March 14, 1960
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, May 25, 1962
  • Eugenie Anderson
    • Non-career appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 28, 1962
    • Presented Credentials: August 3, 1962
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, December 6, 1964
  • Nathaniel Davis
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 6, 1965
    • Presented Credentials: June 4, 1965
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, May 20, 1966
  • John M. McSweeney
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 16, 1966
    • Presented Credentials: October 26, 1966
    • Terminated Mission: Promoted to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
  • John M. McSweeney [13]
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 5, 1967
    • Presented Credentials: April 19, 1967
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, May 29, 1970
  • Horace G. Torbert, Jr.
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 6, 1970
    • Presented Credentials: November 4, 1970
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, January 23, 1973
  • Martin F. Herz
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 28, 1974
    • Presented Credentials: April 3, 1974
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, August 6, 1977
  • Raymond L. Garthoff
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 29, 1977
    • Presented Credentials: September 16, 1977
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, October 9, 1979
  • Jack Richard Perry
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 20, 1979
    • Presented Credentials: October 17, 1979
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, September 27, 1981
  • Robert L. Barry
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 25, 1981
    • Presented Credentials: December 8, 1981
    • Terminated Mission: July 12, 1984
  • Melvyn Levitsky
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 21, 1984
    • Presented Credentials: November 13, 1984
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, February 6, 1987
  • Sol Polansky
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 15, 1987
    • Presented Credentials: September 4, 1987
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, August 17, 1990
  • Hugh Kenneth Hill
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 6, 1990
    • Presented Credentials: September 18, 1990
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, September 5, 1993
  • William Dale Montgomery
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 8, 1993
    • Presented Credentials: October 27, 1993
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, January 17, 1996
  • Avis T. Bohlen
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 1996
    • Presented Credentials: September 5, 1996
    • Terminated Mission: Left post August 13, 1999
  • Richard Monroe Miles
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 9, 1999
    • Presented Credentials: September 8, 1999
    • Terminated Mission: Left post February 28, 2002
  • James W. Pardew
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 1, 2002
    • Presented Credentials: May 13, 2002
    • Terminated Mission: Left post, July 30, 2005
  • John Beyrle
    • Foreign Service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 9, 2005
    • Presented Credentials: September 8, 2005
    • Terminated Mission: April 24, 2008
  • Nancy E. McEldowney[14][15]
    • Career foreign service officer
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 25, 2008
    • Presented credentials: August 26, 2008
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

Source

Notes

  1. ^ Appointed to Bulgaria was in addition to assignment as Consul General at Constantinople, where Dickinson resided. No record has been found of Presented credentials at Sofia. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on December 10, 1901.
  2. ^ a b c d Commissioned as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Greece, Romania, and Serbia and Diplomatic Agent in Bulgaria; resident at Athens. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on November 16, 1903.
  3. ^ a b Commissioned as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Romania and Serbia and Diplomatic Agent in Bulgaria; resident at Bucharest.
  4. ^ Commissioned as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Romania and Serbia and Diplomatic Agent in Bulgaria; took oath of office, but did not proceed to post.
  5. ^ Commissioned as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Romania and Diplomatic Agent in Bulgaria; served at Bucharest, but did not present credentials in Bulgaria.
  6. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Romania and Serbia and Diplomatic Agent in Bulgaria; served at Bucharest, but did not present credentials in Bulgaria. Recommissioned after confirmation on December 13, 1909.
  7. ^ Commissioned as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria; resident at Bucharest. Charles S. Wilson presented credentials March 18, 1919, as Charg? d'Affaires ad interim at Sofia and served as such until July 1921.
  8. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on January 23, 1929; did not serve under either Appointed.
  9. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on January 15, 1934.
  10. ^ Earle left post late in Dec. 1941, arriving at Istanbul (en route to the U.S.) December 27, 1941. Legation Sofia was reestablished September 27, 1947, with John Evarts Horner as Charg? d'Affaires ad interim.
  11. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on December 9, 1947. The Department of State announced on February 21, 1950, the suspension of diplomatic relations with Bulgaria; Heath left post, February 24, 1950.
  12. ^ Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on January 21, 1960.
  13. ^ Legation Sofia had been raised to Embassy status November 28, 1966 with Minister McSweeney in charge pending his own promotion to the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
  14. ^ U.S. Embassy in Sofia: Biography of the Ambassador
  15. ^ U.S. Department of State: Biography of Nancy McEldowney

See also

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