United_States_Ambassador_to_Spain

United States Ambassador to Spain

This is a list of United States Ambassadors to Spain from 1779 to the present day.

Ambassadors

  • John Jay
    • Appointed: September 29, 1779
    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission: ~May 20, 1782
  • William Carmichael
    • Appointed: April 20, 1790
    • Title: Chargé d’Affaires
    • Presented credentials: February 20, 1783
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall September 5, 1794
  • William Short
    • Appointed: May 28, 1794
    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Presented credentials: September 7, 1794
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 1, 1795
  • David Humphreys
    • Appointed: May 20, 1796
    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: September 10, 1797
    • Terminated mission: Probably presented recall soon after December 28, 1801
  • Charles Pinckney
    • Appointed: June 6, 1801
    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: January–March 1802
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall October 25, 1804
  • James Bowdoin III
    • Appointed: November 22, 1804
    • Title:
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • George W. Irving
    • Appointed:
    • Title: Chargé d’Affaires
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • George W. Irving
    • Appointed: August 10, 1814
    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: August 24, 1816
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 15, 1819
  • John Forsyth
    • Appointed: February 16, 1819
    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: May 18, 1819
    • Terminated mission: Had farewell audience, March 2, 1823
  • Hugh Nelson
    • Appointed: January 15, 1823
    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: December 4, 1823
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall July 10, 1825

Note: In 1825 the ministry was upgraded to Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.

  • Alexander Hill Everett
    • Appointed: March 9, 1825
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: September 4, 1825
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 1, 1829
  • Cornelius P. Van Ness
    • Appointed: June 1, 1829
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: December 9, 1829
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall December 21, 1836
  • William T. Barry
    • Appointed: April 10, 1835
    • Title:
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    • Terminated mission:
  • John H. Eaton
    • Appointed: March 16, 1836
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 1, 1840
  • Aaron Vail
    • Appointed: May 20, 1840
    • Title: Chargé d’Affaires
    • Presented credentials: November 5, 1840
    • Terminated mission: Vail was superseded by Ambassador Irving, August 1, 1842.
  • Washington Irving
    • Appointed: February 10, 1842
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: August 1, 1842
    • Terminated mission: July 29, 1846
  • Romulus M. Saunders
    • Appointed: February 25, 1846
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: July 31, 1846
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall September 24, 1849
  • Daniel M. Barringer
    • Appointed: June 18, 1849
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: October 24, 1849
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall September 4, 1853
  • Pierre Soulé
    • Appointed: April 7, 1853
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: October 24, 1853
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall February 1, 1855
  • John C. Breckinridge
    • Appointed: January 16, 1855
    • Title:
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    • Terminated mission:
  • Augustus C. Dodge
    • Appointed: February 9, 1855
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 17, 1855
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall March 12, 1859
  • William Preston
    • Appointed: December 15, 1858
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 12, 1859
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall May 24, 1861
  • Cassius M. Clay
    • Appointed: April 14, 1861
    • Title:
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    • Terminated mission:
  • Carl Schurz
    • Appointed: March 28, 1861
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: July 13, 1861
    • Terminated mission: Left post December 18, 1861
  • Gustavus Koerner
    • Appointed: June 14, 1862
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: November 4, 1862
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 20, 1864
  • John P. Hale
    • Appointed: March 10, 1865
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: September 30, 1865
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall July 29, 1869
  • William S. Rosecrans
    • Appointed:
    • Title:
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Henry S. Sandford
    • Appointed:
    • Title:
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  • Daniel E. Sickles
    • Appointed: May 15, 1869
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: July 29, 1869
    • Terminated mission: Transmitted recall by note January 31, 1874
  • Caleb Cushing
    • Appointed: January 6, 1874
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: May 30, 1874
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 9, 1877
  • James Russell Lowell
    • Appointed: June 11, 1877
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: August 18, 1877
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall March 2, 1880
  • Lucius Fairchild
    • Appointed: January 26, 1880
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 31, 1880
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall December 20, 1881
  • Hannibal Hamlin
    • Appointed: June 30, 1881
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: December 20, 1881
    • Terminated mission: Left post October 17, 1882
  • John W. Foster
    • Appointed: February 27, 1883
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 16, 1883
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall August 28, 1885
  • Jabez L.M. Curry
    • Appointed: October 7, 1885
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: December 22, 1885
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 5, 1888
  • Perry Belmont
    • Appointed: November 17, 1888
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: February 13, 1889
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 1, 1889
  • Thomas W. Palmer
    • Appointed: March 12, 1889
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 17, 1889
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 19, 1890
  • E. Burd Grubb
    • Appointed: September 27, 1890
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: December 23, 1890
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 26, 1892
  • A. Loudon Snowden
    • Appointed: July 22, 1892
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: October 6, 1892
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall June 3, 1893
  • Hannis Taylor
    • Appointed: April 8, 1893
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: July 1, 1893
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall September 13, 1897
  • Stewart L. Woodford
    • Appointed: June 19, 1897
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: September 13, 1897
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 21, 1898
  • Bellamy Storer
    • Appointed: April 12, 1899
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 16, 1899
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall December 10, 1902
  • Arthur S. Hardy
    • Appointed: September 26, 1902
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 2, 1903
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall May 1, 1905
  • William Miller Collier
    • Appointed: March 8, 1905
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: May 15, 1905
    • Terminated mission: Superseded by Ambassador Ide on June 9, 1909
  • Henry Clay Ide
    • Appointed: April 1, 1909
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 9, 1909
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 8, 1913
  • Joseph Edward Willard
    • Appointed: July 28, 1913
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:

Note: In August 1913, the title of the office was changed to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. This required a new commission.''

  • Joseph Edward Willard
    • Appointed: September 10, 1913
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: October 31, 1913
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 7, 1921
  • Cyrus E. Woods
    • Appointed: June 24, 1921
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: October 14, 1921
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 18, 1923
  • Alexander P. Moore
    • Appointed: March 3, 1923
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: May 16, 1923
    • Terminated mission: Left post December 20, 1925
  • Ogden H. Hammond
    • Appointed: December 21, 1925
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 26, 1926
    • Terminated mission: Left post October 13, 1929
  • Irwin B. Laughlin
    • Appointed: October 16, 1929
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: December 24, 1929
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 12, 1933
  • Claude G. Bowers
    • Appointed: April 6, 1933
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 1, 1933
    • Terminated mission: Had final interview, February 2, 1939
  • Alexander W. Weddell
    • Appointed: May 3, 1939
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 15, 1939
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 7, 1942
  • Carlton J. H. Hayes
    • Appointed: May 2, 1942
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 9, 1942
    • Terminated mission: Left Spain, January 18, 1945
  • Norman Armour
    • Appointed: December 15, 1944
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 24, 1945
    • Terminated mission: Left post December 1, 1945
  • Philip W. Bonsal
    • Appointed:
    • Title: Chargé d’Affaires
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Paul T. Culbertson
    • Appointed:
    • Title: Chargé d’Affaires
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Stanton Griffis
    • Appointed: February 1, 1951
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 1, 1951
    • Terminated mission: Relinquished charge January 28, 1952
  • Lincoln MacVeagh
    • Appointed: February 21, 1952
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 27, 1952
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 4, 1953
  • James Clement Dunn
    • Appointed: February 27, 1953
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: April 9, 1953
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 9, 1955
  • John Davis Lodge
    • Appointed: January 22, 1955
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 24, 1955
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 13, 1961
  • Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr.
    • Appointed: March 29, 1961
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: May 25, 1961
    • Terminated mission: Left Spain, October 12, 1961
  • Ellis O. Briggs
    • Appointed:
    • Title:
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Robert F. Woodward
    • Appointed: April 7, 1962
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: May 10, 1962
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 1, 1965
  • Angier Biddle Duke
    • Appointed: March 11, 1965
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: April 1, 1965
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 30, 1968
  • Frank E. McKinney
    • Appointed: May 11, 1968
    • Title:
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
    • Appointed: June 24, 1968
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: July 4, 1968
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 7, 1969
  • Robert C. Hill
    • Appointed: May 1, 1969
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 12, 1969
    • Terminated mission: Left post January 12, 1972
  • Horacio Rivero
    • Appointed: September 11, 1972
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: October 11, 1972
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 26, 1974
  • Peter M. Flanigan
    • Appointed:
    • Title:
    • Presented credentials:
    • Terminated mission:
  • Wells Stabler
    • Appointed: February 20, 1975
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: March 13, 1975
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 4, 1978
  • Terence A. Todman
    • Appointed: May 25, 1978
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: July 20, 1978
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 8, 1983
  • Thomas Ostrom Enders
    • Appointed: August 5, 1983
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: September 15, 1983
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 6, 1986
  • Reginald Bartholomew
    • Appointed: August 18, 1986
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: September 17, 1986
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 12, 1989
  • Joseph Zappala
    • Appointed: October 10, 1989
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: October 16, 1989
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 4, 1992
  • Richard Goodwin Capen, Jr.
    • Appointed: June 15, 1992
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: July 8, 1992
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 17, 1993
  • Richard N. Gardner
    • Appointed: September 16, 1993
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: November 4, 1993
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 12, 1997

Note: Beginning in 1998, The ambassador to Spain was also accredited to Andorra.

  • Edward L. Romero
    • Appointed: June 29, 1998
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 30, 1998
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 1, 2001
  • George L. Argyros, Sr.
    • Appointed: November 20, 2001
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: December 13, 2001
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 21, 2004
  • Eduardo Aguirre
    • Appointed: June 21, 2005
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presented credentials: June 29, 2005
    • Terminated mission: —

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