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United States Ambassador to Bangladesh

Ambassador of the United States to Bangladesh
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Dan Mozena

since November 24, 2011
Inaugural holder Davis Eugene Boster
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation February 28, 1974
Website U.S. Embassy - Dhaka

The United States Ambassador to Bangladesh is the official representative of the President of the United States to the head of state of Bangladesh.

Since the Mogul Dynasty ceased after the take over by the Crown, the emergence and dissolvement of the Bengal Presidency and the Bengal Province under the British Empire took place. With the termination of British rule in 1947, Bengal was divided into two provinces, West and East Bengal. East Bengal had become a part of Pakistan, named East Pakistan and remained so until 1971. On 26 March 1971, East Pakistan officially seceded, and was to be called Bangladesh and declared itself independent through a radio transmission from Kalurghat, Chittagong, by Major Ziaur Rahman, XO(Executive Officer) of 8th East Bengal Regiment. An official interim government was established on April 10, 1971, that was called Probashi Sharkar led by Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed and the Commander in Chief Colonel M.A.G. Osmani of BDF with 11 Sectors. The administration and most of its political leaders took refuge in India. After the war ended with West Pakistan, Bangladesh Forces(BDF) and the interim government under official Indian control since 21 November 1971 remained in Bangladesh through until March 17, 1971. After the departure of the Indian forces and administration officially in March 19, many nations initiated diplomatic relations with Bangladesh. The United States followed immediately by initiating recognition of Bangladesh. In May 1972 the United States government opened of its establishment diplomatic residence with Bangladesh. In January 1972 the nation established its new constitution. The embassy in Dhaka was established on May 18, 1972, with Herbert D. Spivack as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. Daniel O. Newberry served as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, October 1972–April 1974. The first ranking ambassador arrived in April 1974. Relations have been continuous and developing since that time.

The United States Embassy in Bangladesh is located in Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka.

Contents

  • Ambassadors 1
  • Notes 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Ambassadors

U.S. diplomatic terms


Career FSO
After 1915, The United States Department of State began classifying ambassadors as career Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) for those who have served in the Foreign Service for a specified amount of time.

Political appointee
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).

Appointed
The date that the ambassador took the oath of office; also known as “commissioning”. It follows confirmation of a presidential appointment by the Senate, or a Congressional-recess appointment by the president. In the case of a recess appointment, the ambassador requires subsequent confirmation by the Senate.

Presented credentials
The date that the ambassador presented his letter of credence to the head of state or appropriate authority of the receiving nation. At this time the ambassador officially becomes the representative of his country. This would normally occur a short time after the ambassador’s arrival on station. The host nation may reject the ambassador by not receiving the ambassador’s letter, but this occurs only rarely.

Terminated mission
Usually the date that the ambassador left the country. In some cases a letter of recall is presented, ending the ambassador’s commission, either as a means of diplomatic protest or because the diplomat is being reassigned elsewhere and replaced by another envoy.

Chargé d'affaires
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country. See chargé d'affaires.

Ad interim
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime". See ad interim.
  • Davis Eugene Boster – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 28, 1974
    • Presented credentials: April 13, 1974
    • Terminated mission: Left post, September 10, 1976
  • Edward E. Masters – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 4, 1976
    • Presented credentials: November 5, 1976
    • Terminated mission: Left post, November 27, 1977
  • David T. Schneider – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 2, 1978
    • Presented credentials: March 29, 1978
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 25, 1981
  • Jane Abell Coon – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 30, 1981
    • Presented credentials: August 11, 1981
    • Terminated mission: Left post, August 3, 1984
  • Howard Bruner Schaffer – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 13, 1984
    • Presented credentials: September 26, 1984
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 9, 1987
  • Willard Ames De Pree – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 1987
    • Presented credentials: October 5, 1987
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 17, 1990
  • William B. Milam – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 27, 1990
    • Presented credentials: September 1, 1990
    • Terminated mission: Left post, October 9, 1993
  • Daniel Nathan Merrill – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 11, 1994
    • Presented credentials: April 5, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post, May 14, 1997
  • John C. Holzman – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 1, 1997
    • Presented credentials: September 2, 1997
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 6, 2000
  • Mary Ann Peters – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 15, 2000
    • Presented credentials: September 25, 2000
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 19, 2003
  • Harry K. Thomas, Jr. – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 27, 2003
    • Presented credentials: August 14, 2003
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 2, 2005
  • Patricia A. Butenis – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 21, 2006
    • Presented credentials: April 13, 2006
    • Terminated mission: June 23, 2007
  • James F. Moriarty – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 26, 2008
    • Presented credentials: April 21, 2008
    • Terminated mission: Left post, June 17, 2011
  • Nicholas Dean[1]
    • Presented credentials: November 24, 2011
    • Chargé d'Affaires since June 17, 2011
  • Dan Mozena
    • Nominated by President Obama, May 16, 2011.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ "Deputy Chief of Mission". United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy Dhaka. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Nominations & Appointments". United States White House. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 

See also

References

External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Bangladesh
  • United States Department of State: Bangladesh
  • United States Embassy in Dhaka
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