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Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations
Seal of the United States Department of State.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
Linda-Thomas-Greenfield-v1-8x10-1.jpg
Incumbent
Linda Thomas-Greenfield

since February 25, 2021
Nominator Joe Biden
Inaugural holder Edward Stettinius, Jr.
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation 1945
Website U.S. Mission - UN

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations is the leader of the delegation of the United States, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Its incumbent is Linda Thomas-Greenfield since February 25, 2021.

Ambassadors that served in political positions include Adlai Stevenson, George H.W. Bush, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Madeleine Albright, John R. Bolton, Susan Rice and Nikki Haley.

United States Ambassadors to the United Nations

The following is a chronological list of those who have held the office:

# Ambassador Years served U.S. President
1 Edward Stettinius, as lend-lease administrator, September 2, 1941.jpg Edward Stettinius Jr. January 17, 1946 – June 3, 1946 Harry S. Truman
Herschel Johnson (1945).jpg Herschel Johnson June 3, 1946 – January 14, 1947
Acting
2 Austin Warren Robinson.jpg Warren Austin January 14, 1947 – January 22, 1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower
3 HenryCabotLodgeJr.jpg Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. January 26, 1953 – September 3, 1960
4 JamesJeremiahWadsworth.jpg James Jeremiah Wadsworth September 8, 1960 – January 21, 1961
John F. Kennedy
5 AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg Adlai Stevenson II January 23, 1961 – July 14, 1965
Lyndon B. Johnson
6 Arthur goldberg.jpg Arthur Goldberg July 28, 1965 – June 24, 1968
7 GeorgeWildmanBall.jpg George Ball June 26, 1968 – September 25, 1968
8 JamesWiggins.jpg James Russell Wiggins October 7, 1968 – January 20, 1969
9 AmbassadorCWYost.jpg Charles W. Yost January 23, 1969 – February 25, 1971 Richard Nixon
10 George H. W. Bush 91st Congress.jpg George H. W. Bush March 1, 1971 – January 18, 1973
11 John Scali.jpg John A. Scali February 20, 1973 – June 29, 1975
Gerald Ford
12 DanielPatrickMoynihan.jpg Daniel Patrick Moynihan June 30, 1975 – February 2, 1976
13 Wm Scranton Pennsylvania 87th Cong.png William Scranton March 15, 1976 – January 19, 1977
14 Andrew Young, bw head-and-shoulders photo, June 6, 1977.jpg Andrew Young January 30, 1977 – September 23, 1979 Jimmy Carter
15 UnitedNationsAmbassadorMcHenry.jpg Donald McHenry September 23, 1979 – January 20, 1981
16 Od jeane-kirkpatrick-official-portrait 1-255x301.jpg Jeane Kirkpatrick February 4, 1981 – April 1, 1985 Ronald Reagan
17 Ambassador Vernon A. Walters.jpg Vernon A. Walters May 22, 1985 – March 15, 1989
George H. W. Bush
18 ThomasRPickering.jpg Thomas R. Pickering March 20, 1989 – May 7, 1992
19 Ambassador Perkins.jpg Edward J. Perkins May 12, 1992 – January 27, 1993
Bill Clinton
20 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.jpg Madeleine Albright January 27, 1993 – January 21, 1997
21 RichardsonAmb.jpg Bill Richardson February 18, 1997 – August 18, 1998
Peter Burleigh.jpg Peter Burleigh August 18, 1998 – September 7, 1999
Acting
22 Richard Holbrooke.jpg Richard Holbrooke September 7, 1999 – January 20, 2001
James B Cunningham.jpg James B. Cunningham January 20, 2001 – September 19, 2001
Acting
George W. Bush
23 John Negroponte official portrait State.jpg John Negroponte September 19, 2001 – July 23, 2004
24 John danforth.JPG John Danforth July 23, 2004 – January 20, 2005
Anne W Patterson ambassador 2011.jpg Anne W. Patterson January 20, 2005 – August 2, 2005
Acting
25 John R. Bolton official photo.jpg John Bolton August 2, 2005 – December 31, 2006
Recess appointment, not confirmed by the U.S. Senate
Alejandro D. Wolff US State Dept photo.jpg Alejandro Daniel Wolff December 31, 2006 – April 30, 2007
Acting
26 Zalmay Khalilzad in October 2011-cropped.jpg Zalmay Khalilzad April 30, 2007 – January 22, 2009
Barack Obama
27 Susan Rice official photo.jpg Susan Rice January 26, 2009 – June 30, 2013
Rosemary DiCarlo official portrait.jpg Rosemary DiCarlo June 30, 2013 – August 5, 2013
Acting
28 Samantha Power.jpg Samantha Power August 5, 2013 – January 20, 2017
Michele J Sison.jpg Michele J. Sison January 20, 2017 – January 27, 2017
Acting
Donald Trump
29 Nikki Haley official photo (cropped).jpg Nikki Haley January 27, 2017 – December 31, 2018
Jonathan R. Cohen official photo.jpg Jonathan Cohen January 1, 2019 – September 12, 2019
Acting
30 Kelly Knight Craft (cropped).jpg Kelly Craft September 12, 2019 – January 20, 2021
31 Linda-Thomas-Greenfield-v1-8x10-1.jpg Linda Thomas-Greenfield Since February 23, 2021 Joe Biden
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