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United States Ambassador to the United Nations, full title, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations (also known as the U.S. Permanent Representative, or "Perm Rep", to the United Nations): Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ... For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ... A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ...

# Name Years served UN Secretary(ies)-General U.S. President(s)
1 Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. 19451946 Sir Gladwyn Jebb, Trygve Lie Harry S. Truman
2 Herschel V. Johnson
(acting)
19461947 Trygve Lie Harry S. Truman
3 Warren R. Austin 19471953 Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld Harry S. Truman
4 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 19531960 Dag Hammarskjöld Dwight D. Eisenhower
5 James J. Wadsworth 19601961 Dag Hammarskjöld Dwight D. Eisenhower
6 Adlai Stevenson 19611965 Dag Hammarskjöld, U Thant John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson
7 Arthur J. Goldberg 19651968 U Thant Lyndon B. Johnson
8 George W. Ball 1968 U Thant Lyndon B. Johnson
9 James Russell Wiggins 19681969 U Thant Lyndon B. Johnson
10 Charles W. Yost 19691971 U Thant Richard Nixon
11 George H. W. Bush 19711973 U Thant, Kurt Waldheim Richard Nixon
12 John A. Scali 19731975 Kurt Waldheim Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
13 Daniel Patrick Moynihan 19751976 Kurt Waldheim Gerald Ford
14 William Scranton 19761977 Kurt Waldheim Gerald Ford
15 Andrew Young 19771979 Kurt Waldheim Jimmy Carter
16 Donald McHenry 19791981 Kurt Waldheim Jimmy Carter
17 Jeane Kirkpatrick 19811985 Kurt Waldheim, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Ronald Reagan
18 Vernon A. Walters 19851989 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Ronald Reagan
19 Thomas R. Pickering 19891992 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali George H. W. Bush
20 Edward J. Perkins 19921993 Boutros Boutros-Ghali George H. W. Bush
21 Madeleine Albright 19931997 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan Bill Clinton
22 Bill Richardson 19971998 Kofi Annan Bill Clinton
23 Albert Peter Burleigh
(acting)
19981999 Kofi Annan Bill Clinton
24 Richard Holbrooke 19992001 Kofi Annan Bill Clinton
25 James B. Cunningham
(acting)
2001 Kofi Annan George W. Bush
26 John D. Negroponte 20012004 Kofi Annan George W. Bush
27 John Danforth 20042005 Kofi Annan George W. Bush
28 Anne W. Patterson
(acting)
2005 Kofi Annan George W. Bush
29 John R. Bolton 2005–Present
(recess appointment
to expire January 2007)
Kofi Annan George W. Bush

The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Portrait of U.S. Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn GCMG, GCVO, CB known as Gladwyn Jebb (April 25, 1900 – October 24, 1996), was a prominent British civil servant, diplomat and politician as well as the first Acting Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... Trygve Halvdan Lie (July 16, 1896 – December 30, 1968) was a Norwegian politician. ... Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884–December 26, 1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953); as Vice President, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. ... Herschel Johnson may refer to Herschel Vespasian Johnson, a United States governor. ... In law, when someone is said to be acting in a position it can mean one of three things. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Trygve Halvdan Lie (July 16, 1896 – December 30, 1968) was a Norwegian politician. ... Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884–December 26, 1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953); as Vice President, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. ... Warren Robinson Austin (November 12, 1877 - December 25, 1962) was an American politician and statesman; among other roles, he served as Senator from Vermont. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Trygve Halvdan Lie (July 16, 1896 – December 30, 1968) was a Norwegian politician. ... Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ( ) (July 29, 1905 – September 18, 1961) was a Swedish diplomat and the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884–December 26, 1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953); as Vice President, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. ... Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ( ) (July 29, 1905 – September 18, 1961) was a Swedish diplomat and the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... Dwight David Eisenhower (also known as Ike) (born David Dwight Eisenhower on October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ... James Jeremiah Wadsworth (often called Jerry Wadsworth) (born 1905) was a U.S. diplomat. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ( ) (July 29, 1905 – September 18, 1961) was a Swedish diplomat and the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... Dwight David Eisenhower (also known as Ike) (born David Dwight Eisenhower on October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ... Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician, noted for intellectual demeanor and advocacy of liberal causes in the Democratic party. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ( ) (July 29, 1905 – September 18, 1961) was a Swedish diplomat and the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... Maha Thray Sithu U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969). ... Arthur Joseph Goldberg (August 8, 1908 _ January 19, 1990) was an American statesman. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Maha Thray Sithu U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969). ... George Wildman Ball (1909 - 1994) was U.S. Undersecretary of State in the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Maha Thray Sithu U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969). ... James Russell Wiggins (December 4, 1903 in Luverne, Minnesota – November 19, 2000 in Brooklin, Maine) was the managing editor of The Washington Post from 1947 to 1966 and the United States ambassador to the United Nations from 1968 to 1969 during the Lyndon Johnson presidency. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Maha Thray Sithu U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969). ... Charles W. Yost (born in Watertown, NY in 1907 – died in Washington, DC in 1981), educated at Hotchkiss School and Princeton University, was a Career U.S. Ambassador and ambassador to the United Nations from 1967 to 1971. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Maha Thray Sithu U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... George Herbert Walker Bush GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Maha Thray Sithu U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. ... Kurt Josef Waldheim (born December 21, 1918) is an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... John A. Scali (US Ambassador to the United Nations) ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Kurt Josef Waldheim (born December 21, 1918) is an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Daniel Patrick Pat Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was a United States Senator, Ambassador, and eminent sociologist. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Kurt Josef Waldheim (born December 21, 1918) is an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Scranton made the cover of Time in 1962 William Warren Scranton (born July 19, 1917) is a former U.S. Republican Party politician. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Kurt Josef Waldheim (born December 21, 1918) is an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Kurt Josef Waldheim (born December 21, 1918) is an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... James Earl Carter, Jr. ... Donald F. McHenry (October 13, 1936 (unconfirmed)-- ) was the Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from September 1979 until January 20, 1981. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurt Josef Waldheim (born December 21, 1918) is an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... James Earl Carter, Jr. ... Jeane Kirkpatrick Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick (born November 19, 1926) is an American conservative political scientist and member of the neoconservative movement. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurt Josef Waldheim (born December 21, 1918) is an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... Javier Pérez de Cuéllar de la Guerra (born January 19, 1920 in Lima) is a Peruvian diplomat who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Vernon Walters is the smiling man in the center of the picture. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Javier Pérez de Cuéllar de la Guerra (born January 19, 1920 in Lima) is a Peruvian diplomat who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Thomas Reeve Tom Pickering (born November 5, 1931), is a retired United States Ambassador. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Javier Pérez de Cuéllar de la Guerra (born January 19, 1920 in Lima) is a Peruvian diplomat who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. ... Boutros Boutros-Ghali CC (Arabic: بطرس بطرس غالي) (born 14 November 1922) is an Egyptian diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996. ... George Herbert Walker Bush GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... Edward J. Perkins (born 1928), U.S. diplomat, U.S. ambassador to United Nations 1992-1993. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Boutros Boutros-Ghali CC (Arabic: بطرس بطرس غالي) (born 14 November 1922) is an Egyptian diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996. ... George Herbert Walker Bush GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937) served as the 64th United States Secretary of State. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boutros Boutros-Ghali CC (Arabic: بطرس بطرس غالي) (born 14 November 1922) is an Egyptian diplomat who was the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... William Blaine Bill Richardson (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (born April 24, 1941) has had a varied career as a professional American diplomat, magazine editor, author, Peace Corps director, and investment banker. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John D. Negroponte John Dimitri Negroponte (born July 21, 1939) (pronounced neg-row-pontee) is the current United States ambassador to Iraq. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Danforth John Claggett Danforth (born September 5, 1936), also referred to as Jack Danforth, is a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and former Republican United States Senator from Missouri. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Anne W. Patterson (born 1949 in Fort Smith, Arkansas), was the acting United States Ambassador to the United Nations in 2005. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948) is an American diplomat, currently serving as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A recess appointment occurs when the President of the United States fills a vacant Federal position during a recess of the United States Senate. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...

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