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United States Ambassador to the Philippines

Ambassador of the United States to the Philippines
Embahador ng Estados Unidos sa Pilipinas
Seal of the United States Department of State
Philip Goldberg

since November 21, 2013
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Paul V. McNutt
as Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation July 4, 1946
Website U.S. Embassy - Manila

The office of the United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines was established on July 4, 1946 after the Philippines gained its independence from the United States.

The Ambassador to the Philippines has also been accredited to the Republic of Palau since 1996. The Ambassador works at the Embassy of the United States in Manila along Roxas Boulevard and holds residence in Forbes Park in Makati City. The Ambassador also has a summer residence in Baguio, The American Residence.

The current Ambassador to the Philippines is Philip Goldberg since 2013.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines

Term started Term ended U.S. Ambassador
July 4, 1946 March 22, 1947 Paul V. McNutt[1]
September 22, 1947 April 28, 1948 Emmet O'Neal
May 23, 1949 October 14, 1951 Myron Melvin Cowen
February 7, 1952 April 1, 1955 Raymond A. Spruance
April 12, 1955 March 23, 1956 Homer S. Ferguson
July 20, 1956 November 6, 1956 Albert F. Nufer[2]
June 4, 1957 October 15, 1959 Charles E. Bohlen
January 13, 1960 December 8, 1961 John D. Hickerson
February 5, 1962 June 14, 1964 William E. Stevenson
August 5, 1964 October 21, 1967 William McCormick Blair, Jr.
June 17, 1968 April 7, 1969 G. Mennen Williams
August 29, 1969 May 25, 1973 Henry A. Byroade
August 6, 1973 April 26, 1977 William H. Sullivan
November 11, 1977 March 30, 1978 David D. Newsom
June 8, 1978 August 10, 1981 Richard W. Murphy
March 12, 1982 April 18, 1984 Michael Armacost
May 4, 1984 April 2, 1987 Stephen W. Bosworth
August 27, 1987 July 20, 1991 Nicholas Platt
August 16, 1991 June 10, 1992 Frank G. Wisner
September 4, 1992 March 1, 1993 Richard H. Solomon
October 26, 1993 August 5, 1996 John Negroponte
September 3, 1996 July 24, 2000 Thomas C. Hubbard
July 2000 September 2001 Michael E. Malinowski [3]
September 2001 February 2002 Robert W. Fitts [3]
February 21, 2002 April 3, 2005 Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr.
April 2005 August 2005 Joseph A. Mussomeli [3]
August 2005 March 2006 Darryl N. Johnson [3]
March 22, 2006 November 19, 2009 Kristie Kenney
April 27, 2010 November 20, 2013 Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
November 21, 2013 Incumbent Philip Goldberg


  1. ^ Previously the High Commissioner to the Philippines
  2. ^ Died at post
  3. ^ a b c d Served as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim

See also


External links

  • United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for the Philippines
  • United States Department of State: Philippines
  • United States Embassy in Manila
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