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The United States has maintained diplomatic relations with Mexico since 1823, when Andrew Jackson was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to that country. Jackson declined the appointment, however, and Joel R. Poinsett became the first U.S. envoy to Mexico in 1825. The rank of the U.S. chief of mission to Mexico was raised from Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in 1898.

Normal diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico have been interrupted on four occasions:

In addition, the U.S. legation in Mexico was headed by an interim Chargé d'Affaires from April 1864 to August 1867, during the final years of the French Intervention.

List of Ambassadors

The following is a list of Ambassadors the United States has sent to Mexico, and other representatives that have served a similar function. The exact title given by the United States State Department to this position currently is "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary".

Representative Title From To Appointed by
William Shaler Special Diplomatic Agent 1810 1812
John H. Robinson Special Diplomatic Agent 1812 1814
Joel Roberts Poinsett Minister 1825 1829
Anthony Butler Special Diplomatic Agent 1829
Anthony Butler Chargé d'Affaires 1829 1835
William A. Slacum Special Diplomatic Agent 1835 1836
Powhatan Ellis Chargé d'Affaires 1836
Robert Greenhow Special Diplomatic Agent 1837
Powhatan Ellis Minister 1839 1842
Henry E. Lawrence Special Diplomatic Agent 1842
Waddy Thompson, Jr. Minister 1842 1844
Moses Y. Beach Special Diplomatic Agent 1843
Gilbert L. Thompson Special Diplomatic Agent 1844
Wilson Shannon Minister 1844 1845
David Conner Special Diplomatic Agent 1846
Nathan Clifford Minister 1848 1849
Robert P. Letcher Minister 1849 1852
Robert Greenhow Special Diplomatic Agent 1850
George G. Goss Special Diplomatic Agent 1850 1852
George W. Slacum Special Diplomatic Agent 1851
Edward Smith Special Diplomatic Agent 1852
Alfred Conkling Minister 1852 1853
George E. Cooper Special Diplomatic Agent 1853
Christopher L. Ward Special Diplomatic Agent 1853
James Gadsden Minister 1853 1856
Richard S. Spofford Special Diplomatic Agent 1854
John Forsyth Jr. Minister 1856 1858
William M. Churchwell Special Diplomatic Agent 1858
Alfred Mordecai Special Diplomatic Agent 1858
Duff Green Special Diplomatic Agent 1859
David R. Porter Special Diplomatic Agent 1859
Robert Milligan McLane Minister 1859 1860
Henry Roy de la Reintrie Special Diplomatic Agent 1860
John B. Weller Minister 1860 1861
Thomas Corwin Minister 1861 1864
Robert W. Shufelt Special Diplomatic Agent 1862
Lewis D. Campbell Minister 1866 1867
Marcus Otterbourg Minister 1867
William S. Rosecrans Minister 1868 1869
Thomas H. Nelson Minister 1869 1873
John W. Foster Minister 1873 1880
Philip Hicky Morgan Minister 1880 1885
Henry R. Jackson Minister 1885 1886
Thomas Courtland Manning Minister 1886 1887
Edward S. Bragg Minister 1888 1889
Thomas Ryan Minister 1889 1893
Isaac P. Gray Minister 1893 1895
Matt W. Ransom Minister 1895 1897
Powell Clayton Minister 1897 1898
Ambassador Presentation of Credentials Termination of Mission Appointed by
Powell Clayton 1899-01-03 1905-05-26 William McKinley
Edwin H. Conger 1905-06-15 1905-08-03 Theodore Roosevelt
David Eugene Thompson 1906-03-08 1909-12-01 Theodore Roosevelt
Henry Lane Wilson 1910-03-05 1913-02-18 William Howard Taft
Henry P. Fletcher 1917-03-03 1919-01-25 Woodrow Wilson
Charles B. Warren 1924-03-31 1924-07-22 Calvin Coolidge
James R. Sheffield 1924-10-15 1927-06-05 Calvin Coolidge
Dwight W. Morrow 1927-10-29 1930-09-17 Calvin Coolidge
J. Reuben Clark, Jr. 1930-11-28 1933-02-14 Herbert Hoover
Josephus Daniels 1933-04-24 1941-11-09 Franklin D. Roosevelt
George S. Messersmith 1942-02-24 1946-05-15 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Walter C. Thurston 1946-06-17 1950-11-04 Harry S. Truman
William O'Dwyer 1950-11-23 1952-12-06 Harry S. Truman
Francis White 1953-04-28 1957-06-30 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Robert C. Hill 1957-07-25 1960-12-01 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Thomas Clifton Mann 1961-05-08 1963-12-22 John F. Kennedy
Fulton Freeman 1964-04-06 1969-01-06 Lyndon B. Johnson
Robert H. McBride 1969-07-22 1974-01-25 Richard Nixon
Joseph John Jova 1974-01-30 1977-02-21 Richard Nixon
Patrick J. Lucey 1977-07-19 1979-10-31 Jimmy Carter
Julian Nava 1980-05-07 1981-04-03 Jimmy Carter
John A. Gavin 1981-06-05 1986-06-10 Ronald Reagan
Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. 1986-11-04 1989-04-07 Ronald Reagan
John D. Negroponte 1989-07-03 1993-09-05 George H. W. Bush
James Robert Jones 1993-09-10 1997-06-25 Bill Clinton
Jeffrey S. Davidow 1998-08-05 2002-09-14 Bill Clinton
Antonio Garza 2002-11-22 2009-01-20 George W. Bush
Carlos Pascual 2009-08-09 Incumbent Barack Obama




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