United States Ambassador to Iraq


United States Ambassador to Iraq

This is a list of United States ambassadors, or lower-ranking heads of a diplomatic mission to Iraq.

* Alexander K. Sloan (1931) - "Charge d'Affaires"
* Paul Knabenshue (1932 - 1942) - "Minister"
* Thomas M. Wilson (1942) - "Minister"
* Loy W. Henderson (1943 - 1945) - "Minister"
* George Wadsworth II (1946 - 1948) - "Minister"
* Edward Savage Crocker II (1948) - "First ambassador"
* Burton Y. Berry (1952 - 1954)
* Waldemar J. Gallman (1954)
* John D. Jernegan (1958 - 1962)
* Robert C. Strong (1963 - 1967)
* Enoch S. Duncan (1967) - "Charge d'Affaires"

The United States broke off full ties with Iraq over the Six Day War and did not resume them until 1984. The US maintained an Interests Section starting in 1972, hosted by the Belgian embassy.

* David George Newton (1984 - 1988) - "Initially Charge d'Affaires, then full ambassador"
* April Glaspie (1988 - 1990)
* Joseph C. Wilson (1990 - 1991) - "Charge d'Affaires until First Gulf War"

The American embassy in Baghdad remained closed until 2000 when it was staffed by Japanese diplomats working in proxy with the US. No new Ambassador or Charge d'Affaires was appointed until after the Second Gulf War.

* John Negroponte (2004 - 2005) - "First post-Second Gulf War ambassador"
* Zalmay Khalilzad (2005 - March 2007)
* Ryan Crocker (March 2007 - present)

ee also

*United States Embassy in Iraq


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