Our Chairmen


Name

Title

State of Residency

Appointment

American Society Chair

Year




Matthew W. Barzun Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Kentucky July 9, 2013 Raymond A. Colledge
Lynne Sayer
2015 - Present
1995 - 2014
Louis B. Susman Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
California July 29, 2009 Lynne Sayer 1995 - 2014
Robert Holmes Tuttle Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
California June 30, 2005 Lynne Sayer 1995 - 2014
William S. Farish Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Texas July 11, 2001 Lynne Sayer 1995 - 2014
Philip Lader Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
South Carolina Aug 1, 1997 Lynne Sayer 1995 - 2014
William J. Crowe, Jr. Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Virginia May 13, 1994 Lynne Sayer
Darlene Hart
1995 - 2014
1993 - 1994
Raymond George
Hardenbergh Seitz
Foreign Service officer
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Texas Apr 25, 1991 Darlene Hart
Joan Towers-Perkins
1993 - 1994
1991 - 1992
Henry E. Catto, Jr. Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Texas Apr 14, 1989 Fran Norgren 1989 - 1990
Charles H. Price, II Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Missouri Nov 11, 1983 Jeff Maklin 1987 - 1988
John J. Louis, Jr. Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Illinois May 7, 1981 TBC 1979 - 1986
Kingman Brewster, Jr. Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Connecticut Apr 29, 1977 William (Bill) Channing 1978
Anne Legendre Armstrong Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Texas Jan 29, 1976 TBC 1965 - 1977
Elliot L. Richardson Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Massachusetts Feb 20, 1975 TBC 1965 - 1977
Walter H. Annenberg Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania Mar 14, 1969 TBC 1965 - 1977
David K.E. Bruce Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Maryland Feb 22, 1961 TBC
The Rev. Marcus Spencer, D.D.
Maxim Joubert
Thomas V. Hoffmire
James E. Currie
Rear Admiral Tulley Shelly
C.B.E., U.S.N.
1965 - 1977
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
 
John Hay Whitney Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Feb 11, 1957 S. Eckman, Jr. C.B.E.
Edward L. Lloyd
A. Talbot Peterson
1959
1958
1957
Winthrop W. Aldrich Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Feb 2, 1953 Alexander C. Kerr
Arthur H. Elliott
Hubert B. Chappell
Carl W. Hayden
1956
1955
1954
1953
Walter S. Gifford Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Dec 12, 1950 H. Stuart Goldey
A. L. Goodhart,
K.B.E., Q. C., F.B.A.
1952
1951
 
Walter S. Gifford Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Sep 29, 1950 Wallace B. Phillips, C.B.E. 1950
Lewis W. Douglas Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Arizona Mar 6, 1947 Walter A. Hazlett
C. Howard Crane
Howard Bird
1949
1948
1947
O. Max Gardner Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
North Carolina [Dec 6, 1946]
W. Averell Harriman Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Apr 2, 1946 Wade H. Hayes, O.B.E 1946
John G. Winant Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New Hampshire Feb 11, 1941 Robert B. Foster
Stuart D. D. Pearl
Frederick H. Seymour
Royden A. Rothermel
John M. Gauntlett, O.B.E
1945
1944
1943
1942
1941
Joseph P. Kennedy Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Jan 17, 1938 Justin R. Weddell
Tarleton Winchester
Gilbert H. Carr, C.B.E
1940
1939
1938
Robert Worth Bingham Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Kentucky Mar 23, 1933 Gilbert H. Carr, C.B.E
Robert B. Moseley
E. S. Daniels
Rodney Prizer
Walter Mangum
1937
1936
1935
1934
1933
Andrew W. Mellon Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania Feb 5, 1932 Robert Hervey Cabell 1932
Charles G. Dawes Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Illinois Apr 16, 1929 Amos C. Dean
Paul E. Derrick
William Gourlay
1931
1930
1929
Alanson B. Houghton Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Feb 24, 1925 Lawrence L. Tweedy
Duncan Campbell Lee
Robert Grant, Jr.
William Cross
1928
1927
1926
1921- 1925
Frank B. Kellogg Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Minnesota Dec 11, 1923 William Cross 1921- 1925
George Harvey Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New Jersey Apr 16, 1921 Wilson Cross 1921- 1925
John W. Davis Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
West Virginia Nov 21, 1918 H. Gordon Selfridge
Clarence Graff
Henry E. Stoner
Francis E. Powell
1920
1919
1918
1917
Walter Hines Page Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Apr 21, 1913 Oscar H. Baldwin
Albert N. Connett
Fred M. Fisk
Robert N. Fairbanks
Walter Blackman
Whitelaw Reid
Arthur G. Glasgow
1916
1915
1914
1913
1912
1911
1910
Whitelaw Reid Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Mar 8, 1905 George A. Mower
Thomas L Field
Col. Millard Hunsiker
Frank W. Jones
E. Marshall Fox
1909
1908
1907
1906
1905
Joseph Choate Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
New York Jan 19, 1899 Frank E. Bliss
F. B. Blake
D. C. Hadldeman
J. Morgan Richards
Frederick C. Van Duzer
J. Walter Earle
1904
1903
1902
1901
1900
1899
John Hay Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
District of Columbia Mar 19, 1897 J.L. Taylor
R. Newton Crane
1898
1897
Thomas F. Bayard Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary
Delaware Mar 30, 1893 Henry S. Wellcome
Benjamin F. Stevens
1896
1895
Robert T. Lincoln Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Illinois Mar 30, 1889
Edward J. Phelps Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Vermont Mar 23, 1885
James Russell Lowell Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Jan 26, 1880
John Welsh Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania Nov 9, 1877
Edwards Pierrepont Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
New York May 22, 1876
Richard H. Dana, Jr. Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Massachusetts
Robert C. Schenck Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Ohio Dec 22, 1870
Oliver T. Morton Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Indiana Sep 23, 1870
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
New Jersey Jul 15, 1870
J. Lothrop Motley Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Massachusetts Apr 13, 1869
Reverdy Johnson Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Maryland Jun 12, 1868
George B. McClellan Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Ohio
Charles Francis Adams Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Massachusetts Mar 20, 1861
George M. Dallas Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania Feb 4, 1856
James Buchanan Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania Apr 11, 1853
Joseph R. Ingersoll Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania Aug 21, 1852
Abbott Lawrence Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Massachusetts Aug 20, 1849
George Bancroft Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
New York Sep 9, 1846
Louis McLane Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Maryland Jun 16, 1845
Edward Everett Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Massachusetts Sep 13, 1841
Andrew Stevenson Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Virginia Mar 16, 1836
Aaron Vail Charge d'Affaires Jul 13, 1832
Martin Van Buren Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
New York Aug 1, 1831
Louis McLane Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Delaware Apr 18, 1829
James Barbour Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Virginia May 23, 1828
Albert Gallatin Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania May 10, 1826
Rufus King Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
New York May 5, 1825
Richard Rush Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania 1817
John Q. Adams Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
Massachusetts Feb 28, 1815
Jonathan Russell Charge d'Affaires [Jul 27, 1811]
William Pinkney Minister Plenipotentiary Maryland Feb 26, 1808
James Monroe Minister Plenipotentiary Virginia Apr 18, 1803
Rufus King Minister Plenipotentiary New York May 20, 1796
Thomas Pinckney Minister Plenipotentiary South Carolina Jan 12, 1792
John Adams Minister Plenipotentiary Massachusetts Feb 24, 1785