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United States Permanent Representative to NATO

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Permanent Representative of the United States to NATO
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Kay Bailey Hutchison

since August 28, 2017
NominatorThe President of the United States
Inaugural holderWilliam H. Draper Jr.
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
FormationApril 8, 1953
WebsiteU.S. Mission - NATO

The United States Permanent Representative to NATO (commonly called the U.S. Ambassador to NATO) is the official representative of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Representative has the rank of full ambassador and is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The full official title of the Representative is United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. The current U.S. Ambassador to NATO is Kay Bailey Hutchison, a former U.S. Senator from Texas.

The first Representative was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953.

List

Image Ambassador Dates served
William Henry Draper, Jr. April 8, 1953 – June 13, 1953
John Chambers Hughes June 12, 1953 – April 20, 1955
George Walbridge Perkins, Jr. March 14, 1955 – October 12, 1957
Warren Randolph Burgess September 21, 1957 – March 23, 1961
Thomas K. Finletter March 2, 1961 – September 2, 1965
Harlan Cleveland September 1, 1965 – June 11, 1969
Robert Ellsworth May 13, 1969 – June 30, 1971
David M. Kennedy March 17, 1972 – February 1, 1973
Donald Rumsfeld February 2, 1973 – December 5, 1974
David K. E. Bruce October 17, 1974 – February 12, 1976
Robert Strausz-Hupé March 3, 1976 – April 20, 1977
William Tapley Bennett Jr. April 26, 1977 – March 31, 1983
David Manker Abshire July 13, 1983 – January 5, 1987
Alton G. Keel, Jr. March 13, 1987 – June 17, 1989
William Howard Taft IV August 3, 1989 – June 26, 1992
Reginald Bartholomew June 15, 1992 – March 25, 1993
Robert E. Hunter July 1, 1993 – January 1, 1998
Alexander Vershbow January 1, 1998 – July 9, 2001
R. Nicholas Burns August 7, 2001 – March 7, 2005
Victoria Nuland July 13, 2005 – May 2, 2008
Kurt Volker July 2, 2008 – May 15, 2009
Ivo Daalder May 15, 2009 – September 2, 2013
Douglas Lute September 3, 2013 – January 20, 2017
Kay Bailey Hutchison August 28, 2017 –

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