Our Chairmen


Name

Title

State of Residency

Appointment

American Society Chair

Year




Robert Wood Johnson IV Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
New York Aug 29, 2017 Raymond A. Colledge 2017
Matthew W. Barzun Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Kentucky Jul 9, 2013 Raymond A. Colledge
Raymond A. Colledge
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
2016
2015
2014
2013
Louis B. Susman Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
California Jul 29, 2009 Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
2012
2011
2010
2009
Robert Holmes Tuttle Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
California Jun 30, 2005 Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
2008
2007
2006
2005
William S. Farish Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Texas July 11, 2001 Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
2004
2003
2002
2001
Philip Lader Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
South Carolina Aug 1, 1997 Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
2000
1999
1998
1997
William J. Crowe, Jr. Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Virginia May 13, 1994 Lynne Sayer
Lynne Sayer
Darlene Hart
1996
1995
1994
Raymond George Hardenbergh Seitz Foreign Service officer
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Texas Apr 25, 1991 Darlene Hart
Joan Towers-Perkins
Joan Towers-Perkins
1993
1992
1991
Henry E. Catto, Jr. Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Texas Apr 14, 1989 Fran Norgren
Fran Norgren
1990
1989
Charles H. Price, II Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Missouri Nov 11, 1983 Jeff Maklin
Jeff Maklin
Jeff Maklin
Jeff Maklin
Jeff Maklin
Jeff Maklin
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
John J. Louis, Jr. Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Illinois May 7, 1981 TBC
TBC
1982
1981
Kingman Brewster, Jr. Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Connecticut Apr 29, 1977 TBC
TBC
William (Bill) Channing
William (Bill) Channing
1980
1979
1978
1977
Anne Legendre Armstrong Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Texas Jan 29, 1976 TBC 1976
Elliot L. Richardson Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Massachusetts Feb 20, 1975 TBC 1975
Walter H. Annenberg Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Pennsylvania Mar 14, 1969 TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
David K.E. Bruce Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Maryland Feb 22, 1961
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
The Rev. Marcus Spencer, D.D.
Maxim Joubert
Thomas V. Hoffmire
James E. Currie
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
John Hay Whitney Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
New York Feb 11, 1957 Rear Admiral Tulley Shelly C.B.E.,  U.S.N.
S. Eckman, Jr. C.B.E.
Edward L. Lloyd
A. Talbot Peterson
1960
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
1925
Frank B. Kellogg Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Minnesota Dec 11, 1923 Wilson Cross
Wilson Cross
1924
1923
George Harvey Non-career appointee
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
New Jersey Apr 16, 1921 Wilson Cross
Wilson Cross
1922
1921
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 Massachusetts 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
Robert C. Schenck Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary Ohio Dec 22, 1870
J. Lothrop Motley Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary Massachusetts Apr 13, 1869
Reverdy Johnson Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary Maryland Jun 12, 1868
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 Chargé d'Affaires New York 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 Nov 12, 1817
John Q. Adams Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary Massachusetts Feb 28, 1815
Jonathan Russell Chargé d'Affaires Massachusetts [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