Ambassador of Colombia to the United States


Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
Ambassador of Colombia to the United States
Embajadora de Colombia a los Estados Unidos
Incumbent
Gabriel Silva Luján

since October 4, 2010
Style Her Excellency
Residence Thomas T. Gaff House
Appointer Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Inaugural holder Manuel Torres
as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
Formation October 28, 1938
Salary USD$10,000.00
Website Ambassador's Website

The Ambassador of Colombia to the United States (Spanish: Embajador(a) de Colombia a los Estados Unidos) is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary and chief of mission of the Government of Colombia to the Government of United States, the officeholder is charged with representing the interest of the President and Government of Colombia in the United States and advancing the relations between Colombia and the United States.

In accordance with the Colombian presidential Decree 0087 of 1994,[1] and Decree 2028 of 2004[2] the monthly salary for the Colombian Ambassador is of USD$10,000.00, one of the highest paid posts of the Colombian government.

Contents

Envoys

Representative Title Presentation
of Credentials
Termination
of Mission
Notes
Manuel Torres Chargé d'Affaires June 18, 1822 June 10, 1823 [3]
José María Salazar Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 10, 1823 June 17, 1828 [3]
Alejandro Vélez Chargé d'Affaires June 17, 1828 August 17, 1828 [3]
Domingo Acosta Chargé d'Affaires and Consul General January 2, 1832 [3]
Joaquín Acosta Chargé d'Affaires July 20, 1842 November 8, 1842 [3]
Pedro Alcántara Herrán Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 7, 1847 August 16, 1849 [3]
Rafael Rivas Chargé d'Affaires August 29, 1849 June 7, 1850 [3]
Victoriano de Diego Paredes Chargé d'Affaires April 27, 1852 June 20, 1855 [3]
Pedro Alcántara Herrán Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 20, 1855 March 3, 1863 [3]
Rafael Pombo Secretary of Legation, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim January 19, 1860 June 4, 1861 [3]
José Marcelino Hurtado Commissioner and Minister Plenipotentiary June 4, 1861 June 16, 1863 [3]
Rafael Pombo Secretary of Legation, Chargé d'Affaires June 16, 1863 July 21, 1863 [3]
Manuel Murillo Toro Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary July 21, 1863 Februarv 11, 1864 [3]
Francisco Párraga Secretary of Legation, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Februarv 11, 1864 September 15, 1864 [3]
Eustorgio Salgar Moreno Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 9, 1867 [3]
Santos Acosta Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary September 20, 1868 May 3, 1870 [3]
Enrique Cortés Secretary of Legation, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim May 3, 1870 August 21, 1870 [3]
Santiago Pérez Triana Minister Resident August 24, 1870 [3]
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 81, 1871 June 10, 1872 [3]
Carlos Martín Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 11, 1872 [3]
Felipe Zapata Non Resident Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary August 6, 1874 [3]
Santiago Pérez Triana Minister Resident October 27, 1876 April 27, 1877
Justo Arosemena Minister Resident October 27, 1879
Ramón Santo Domingo Vila Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 15, 1880
José Marcelino Hurtado Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary December 13, 1887 [4]
Julio Rengifo Minister Resident, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim 1894 1898
Clímaco Calderón Reyes Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 1, 1899 1900 [4]
Luis Cuervo Márquez Chargé d'affaires October 1900 [4]
Carlos Martínez Silva Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 2, 1901 March 8, 1902 [4][5][6]
José Vicente Concha Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary March 17, 1902 November 28, 1902 [4][7][8]
Tomás Herrán y Mosquera Minister Resident, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim November 28, 1902 September 1, 1904 [4][8][9]
Eduardo Pérez Triana Minister Resident, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim August 31, 1904 [4]
Diego Mendoza Pérez Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 29, 1905 October 18, 1906 [4][10][11]
Enrique Cortés Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary October 18, 1906 [4][11]
Francisco de Paula Borda Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary January 25, 1910 [4]
Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 31, 1911 [4]
Julio Betancourt Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 25, 1912 [4]
Carlos Adolfo Urueta Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary June 11, 1917 [4]
Carlos Uribe Chargé d'Affaires ad interim October 15, 1921 [4]
Enrique Olaya Herrera Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 23, 1922 [4]
José M. Coronado Chargé d'Affaires ad interim July 2, 1930 [4]
Fabio Lozano Torrijos Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary May 20, 1931 [4]
Alberto Gonzalez Fernandez Chargé d'Affaires ad interim July 31, 1934 [4]
Miguel López Pumarejo Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 15, 1935 [4]

Ambassadors

The following is a list of Ambassadors of Colombia, or other chiefs of mission, to the United States. The post is currently held by Carolina Barco Isakson who is soon to leave her post being replaced by Gabriel Silva Luján who has been appointed but has not yet presented his Letter of Credence.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Appointed Presentation
of Credentials
Miguel López Pumarejo October 10, 1938 October 28, 1938
Gabriel Turbay Abunader November 7, 1939 November 14, 1939
Alberto Vargas Nariño September 29, 1942
Alberto Lleras Camargo April 22, 1943 May 6, 1943
Gabriel Turbay Abunader December 30, 1943 January 17, 1944
Carlos Sánz de Santamaría August 28, 1945 September 12, 1945
Gonzalo Restrepo Jaramillo February 19, 1947 February 25, 1947
Eduardo Zuleta Ángel September 21, 1949 September 26, 1949
Cipriano Restrepo Jaramillo May 22, 1951 June 5, 1951
Eduardo Zuleta Ángel August 3, 1953 November 10, 1955
Francisco J. Urrutia Holguín November 10, 1955 November 14, 1955
José Gutiérrez Gómez September 6, 1957 October 10, 1957
Carlos Sánz de Santamaría March 16, 1960 April 1, 1960
Eduardo Uribe Botero June 28, 1963 July 24, 1963
Hernan Echavarría Olózaga January 10, 1967 January 13, 1967
Misael Pastrana Borrero January 8, 1969 January 17, 1969
Douglas Botero Boshel January 7, 1970 February 3, 1970
Rodrigo Escobar Navia December 31, 1974
Julio César Turbay Ayala April 29, 1975 April 29, 1975
Alfonso Dávila Ortiz August 18, 1976
Virgilio Barco Vargas June 7, 1977 June 24, 1977
Jorge Mario Eastman Robledo November 6, 1980 December 11, 1980
Fernando Cepeda Ulloa May 27, 1981
Fernando Gaviria Cadavid July 28, 1981 September 21, 1981
Jorge Salazar February 8, 1983
Álvaro Gómez Hurtado March 9, 1983 April 7, 1983
Rodrigo Lloreda Caicedo December 17, 1985 January 15, 1986
Francisco Posada De La Peña February 28, 1986 March 11, 1986
Víctor Mosquera Chaux November 12, 1987 December 21, 1987
Jaime García Parra December 14, 1990 February 19, 1991
Gabriel Silva Luján August 18, 1993 October 1, 1993
Carlos Lleras de la Fuente August 9, 1994 October 25, 1994
Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero January 23, 1997 February 11, 1997
Luis Alberto Moreno Mejía September 29, 1998 October 27, 1998
Andrés Pastrana Arango November 9, 2005 December 2, 2005
Carolina Barco Isakson September 7, 2006 September 12, 2006
Gabriel Silva Luján August 7, 2010 October 4, 2010

See also

References

  1. ^ "Decreto 0087 de 1994" (in Spanish) (PDF). President of Colombia. 1994-01-10. p. 1. http://www.presidencia.gov.co/prensa_new/decretoslinea/1994/enero/10/dec0087101994.pdf. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Decreto Número 2078 de 2004" (in Spanish) (PDF). Administrative Department of Public Service. 2004-06-28. p. 1. http://www.presidencia.gov.co/prensa_new/decretoslinea/2004/junio/28/dec2078280604.pdf. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Charles, Lanman (1876). Biographical Annals of The Civil Government of The United States: During Its First Century: From Original and Official Sources. Washington, D.C.: James Anglim. OCLC 420698. http://books.google.com/books?id=WG8sAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA614. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Diplomatic Representation for Republic of Colombia". Office of the Chief of Protocol of the United States. 2006-09-12. http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/91589.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  5. ^ Bulletin of the Pan American Union, Vol. 10 (Government publication). Washington, D.C.: International Bureau of the American Republics. 1901. p. 482. OCLC 1761817. http://books.google.com/books?id=vJECAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA5-PA482. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  6. ^ "Dr. Silva's Departure: Retiring Minister from Colombia Bids Mr. Roosevelt Good-bye." (PDF). The New York Times (Washington, D.C.): 4. 1902-03-09. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9804EFDF1230E733A2575AC0A9659C946397D6CF. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  7. ^ Monthly bulletin of the Bureau of the American Republics, International Union of American Republics, Vol. 12 (Government publication). Washington, D.C.: International Bureau of the American Republics. 1902. p. 888. OCLC 4321603. http://books.google.com/books?id=zNlmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA888. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  8. ^ a b Cavelier Gaviria, Germán (1960) (in Spanish). La Política Internacional de Colombia [The Foreign Policy of Colombia] (3 ed.). Bogotá: Editorial Iqueima. pp. 293–294. OCLC 23744625. 
  9. ^ "Death List of a Day: Dr. Tomas Herran" (PDF). The New York Times: 7, "Obituary" section. 1904-09-01. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9D0CEEDA1F3AE733A25752C0A96F9C946597D6CF. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  10. ^ (Government publication) Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 1906. p. 245. OCLC 45844717. http://books.google.com/books?id=JScTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA245. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  11. ^ a b Monthly bulletin of the International Bureau of the American Republics, International Union of American Republics, Vol. 23 (Government publication). Washington, D.C.: International Bureau of the American Republics. 1906. p. 1174. http://books.google.com/books?id=_qVLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1174. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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