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United States Ambassador to Australia

Ambassador of the United States to Australia
Seal of the United States Department of State
John Berry

since August 1, 2013
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Clarence E. Gauss
Formation 1940
Website U.S. Embassy - Canberra

The position of United States Ambassador to Australia has existed since 1940. U.S.-Australian relations have been close throughout the history of Australia. Before World War II, Australia was closely aligned with the United Kingdom, but it has strengthened its relationship with the United States since 1942, as Britain's influence in Asia has declined and the United States' influence has increased. At the governmental level, United States-Australia relationships are formalised by the ANZUS treaty and Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement.

The Embassy in Bush Administration, for example, were Tom Schieffer, a former business associate of President Bush, and Robert McCallum, Jr., a Bush college friend. The actor Fess Parker was offered the post in 1985 by Ronald Reagan, after representing Reagan at an event in Australia. Parker considered it, but turned it down.[1]

This arrangement has suited Australian governments, which welcome the ability of such Ambassadors to gain direct access to the President, bypassing the State Department.

United States Ambassadors to Australia

Source: U.S. State Department

See also


  1. ^, Fess Parker obituary

External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Australia
  • United States Department of State: Australia
  • United States Embassy in Canberra
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