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United States Ambassador to Great Britain

Template:Infobox political post The office of United States Ambassador (or formerly Minister/Envoy Extraordinary) to the United Kingdom (known formally as Ambassador to the Court of St. James's) is traditionally known to be the most prestigious position in the United States Foreign Service due to the Special Relationship.[1] The ambassadorship has been held by various notable politicians, including five who would later become presidents: John Adams, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren and James Buchanan.

The ambassador and the embassy staff at large work at the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London. The official residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Court of St. James's is Winfield House in Regent's Park.

Ministers Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James's, 1785–1811

Note: John Adams became so frustrated with his cool reception at the court that he closed the legation in 1788 and the post remained vacant for four years.[2]

Note: The United States severed relations with the United Kingdom on the outbreak of the War of 1812 – Normal relations were restored in 1815.[2]

Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James's, 1815–1893

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James's, 1893–present

Ambassadors who later became US Presidents

See also

References

  • United States Department of State: Background notes on the United Kingdom
  • Template:StateDept

External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for the United Kingdom
  • United States Department of State: United Kingdom
  • United States Embassy in London
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