Chiefs of Mission for South Korea

Lucius Harwood Foote (Photo: A Diplomat’s Helpmate by Mary Lawrence)
Lucius Harwood Foote (Photo: A Diplomat’s Helpmate by Mary Lawrence)
  • Lucius Harwood Foote (1826–1913) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Korea, May 20, 1883–February 19, 1885
  • William Harwar Parker (1826–1896) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Minister Resident/Consul General, Korea, June 12, 1886–September 3, 1886
  • Hugh Anderson Dinsmore (1850–1930) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Minister Resident/Consul General, Korea, April 13, 1887–May 26, 1890
  • Augustine Heard (1827–1905) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Minister Resident/Consul General, Korea, May 26, 1890–June 27, 1893
  • John Mahelm Berry Sill (1831–1901) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Minister Resident/Consul General, Korea, April 30, 1894–September 13, 1897
  • Horace Newton Allen (1858–1932) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Minister Resident/Consul General, Korea, September 13, 1897–October 1, 1901
    Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Korea, October 1, 1901–June 9, 1905
  • Edwin Vernon Morgan (1865–1934) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Korea, June 26, 1905–November 17, 1905
  • John Joseph Muccio (1900–1989) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, April 20, 1949–September 8, 1952
  • Ellis Ormsbee Briggs (1899–1976) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, November 25, 1952–April 12, 1955
  • William Sterling Byrd Lacy (1910–1979) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, May 12, 1955–October 20, 1955
  • Walter Cecil Dowling (1905–1977) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, July 14, 1956–October 2, 1959
  • Walter Patrick McConaughy Jr. (1908–2000) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, December 17, 1959–April 12, 1961
  • Samuel David Berger (1911–1980) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, June 27, 1961–July 10, 1964
  • Winthrop Gilman Brown (1907–1987) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, August 14, 1964–June 10, 1967
  • William James Porter (1914–1988) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, August 23, 1967–August 18, 1971
  • Philip Charles Habib (1920–1992) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, October 10, 1971–August 19, 1974
  • Richard Lee Sneider (1922–1986) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, September 18, 1974–June 21, 1978
  • William Henry Gleysteen Jr. (1926–2002) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, July 24, 1978–June 10, 1981
  • Richard Louis Walker (1922–2003) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, August 12, 1981–October 25, 1986
  • James Roderick Lilley (1935–2009) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, November 26, 1986–January 3, 1989
  • Donald Phinney Gregg (1927–) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, September 27, 1989–February 27, 1993
  • James T. Laney (1927–) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, November 2, 1993–February 5, 1996
  • Richard A. Christenson (1945–) 🇺🇸
    Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, February 1996–December 1997
  • Stephen Warren Bosworth (1939–2016) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, December 15, 1997–February 10, 2001
  • Thomas C. Hubbard (1943–) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, September 12, 2001–April 17, 2004
  • Christopher Robert Hill (1952–) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, September 1, 2004–April 12, 2005
  • Alexander Russel Vershbow (1952–) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, October 17, 2005–September 18, 2008
  • Doris Kathleen Stephens (1953–) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, October 6, 2008–October 23, 2011
  • Sung Y. Kim (1960–) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, November 25, 2011–October 24, 2014
  • Mark William Lippert (1973–) 🇺🇸 🖥
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, November 21, 2014–January 20, 2017
  • Marc E. Knapper (1970–) 🇺🇸
    Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, January 20, 2017–July 7, 2018

 

Other Nominees

 

Source:

State Department Office of the Historian (https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/chiefsofmission/korea)