Past Ambassadors

The following officials have served as chiefs of the United States Mission to Canada.

Chiefs of the United States Mission to Canada

Name Presentation of Credentials Termination of Mission
William Phillips 6/1/27 12/14/29
Hanford MacNider 8/29/30 8/15/32
Warren Delano Robbins 5/16/33 3/28/35
Norman Armour 8/7/35 1/15/38
Daniel C. Roper 5/19/39 8/20/39
James H.R. Cromwell 1/24/40 5/16/40
Jay Pierrepont Moffat 6/13/40 1/24/43
Ray Atherton1 8/3/43 8/30/48
Laurence A. Steinhardt 11/1/49 3/28/50
Stanley Woodward 6/22/50 1/14/53
R. Douglas Stuart 7/15/53 5/4/56
Livingston T. Merchant 5/23/56 11/6/58
Richard B. Wigglesworth 12/15/58 10/19/60
Livingston T. Merchant 3/15/61 5/26/62
W. Walton Butterworth 12/11/62 9/10/68
Harold F. Linder 9/10/68 7/9/69
Adolph W. Schmidt 9/11/69 1/29/74
William J. Porter 3/13/74 12/16/75
Thomas O. Enders 2/17/76 9/14/79
Kenneth M. Curtis 10/5/79 1/20/81
Paul H. Robinson, Jr. 7/15/81 9/9/85
Thomas M.T. Niles 9/10/85 6/28/89
Edward Ney 6/30/89 6/20/92
Peter Teeley 7/3/92 2/29/93
James Blanchard 8/19/93 3/15/96
Gordon Giffin 9/17/97 4/10/01
Paul Cellucci 4/17/01 3/18/05
David H. Wilkins 6/29/05 1/20/09
David Jacobson 10/2/09 7/15/13
Bruce A. Heyman 4/8/2014 1/19/2017

 

1Please note that Atherton was the first U.S. Ambassador to Canada, a title he received when the then-U.S. delegation in Ottawa was upgraded to an Embassy in 1943. Prior to that the Chief of Mission was known as Minister