U.S. Ambassadors to Saudi Arabia

(1939-present)


The United States recognized the government of King Ibn Saud in 1931 and appointed its first U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in 1939.


Name

Appointment

Termination of Mission

Bert Fish
August 7, 1939
February 28, 1941
Alexander C. Kirk
February 21, 1941
July 18, 1943
James S. Moose, Jr.
June 4, 1943
August 18, 1944
William A. Eddy
August 12, 1944
May 28, 1946
J. Rives Childs
April 27, 1946
July 21, 1950
Raymond A. Hare
September 20, 1950
July 8, 1953
George Wadsworth
October 21, 1953
January 1, 1958
Donald R. Heath
November 27, 1957
April 18, 1961
Parker T. Hart
April 6, 1961
May 29, 1965
William J. Porter
Hermann F. Eilts
October 20, 1965
July 23, 1970
Nicholas G. Thacher
September 8, 1970
September 19, 1973
James E. Akins
September 20, 1973
February 10, 1976
William J. Porter
December 22, 1975
May 27, 1977
John C. West
June 8, 1977
March 21, 1981
Robert Gerhard Neumann
May 20, 1981
July 16, 1981
Richard W. Murphy
August 19, 1981
August 21, 1983
Walter Leon Cutler
February 10, 1984
June 22, 1987
Hume Alexander Horan
July 2, 1987
April 22, 1988
Walter Leon Cutler
July 15, 1988
April 30, 1989
Charles W. Freeman, Jr.
June 15, 1989
August 13, 1992
John Frank Bookout, Jr.
Raymond Edwin Mabus, Jr.
July 5, 1994
April 25, 1996
Wyche Fowler, Jr.
August 9, 1996
March 1, 2001
Robert W. Jordan
October 5, 2001
October 13, 2003
James C. Oberwetter
December 11, 2003
March 31, 2007
Ford M. Fraker
March 30, 2007
September 16, 2009
James B. Smith
September 16, 2009
 

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