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US Ambassador to Liberia


US Ambassador to Liberia. Liberia was the first African nation to have its US legation raised to Embassy status, in 1949.

23-Feb-1864 20-Jul-1866 Abraham Hanson Died at post
02-Jan-1867 11-Jun-1870 John Seys  
19-Jul-1871 07-May-1878 J. Milton Turner  
19-Aug-1878 22-Dec-1881 John H. Smyth  
22-Dec-1881 13-Feb-1882 Henry Highland Garnet Died at post
04-Aug-1882 14-Dec-1885 John H. Smyth  
14-Dec-1885 03-Aug-1886 Moses A. Hopkins Died at post
04-Jun-1887 22-Sep-1887 C. H. J. Taylor  
21-Jul-1888 20-May-1890 Ezekiel E. Smith  
25-Nov-1890 31-May-1891 Alexander Clark Died at post
28-Mar-1892 15-May-1893 William D. McCoy Died at post
06-May-1895 28-Apr-1898 William H. Heard  
11-May-1898 13-May-1902 Owen L. W. Smith  
13-May-1902 30-Jan-1903 John R. A. Crossland  
27-Jul-1903 25-Aug-1910 Ernest Lyon  
25-Aug-1910 17-Sep-1912 William D. Crum  
08-Dec-1913 15-Apr-1915 George W. Buckner  
29-Dec-1915 20-Oct-1917 James L. Curtis  
08-Oct-1919 13-Feb-1922 Joseph J. Johnson  
13-Feb-1922 09-Jan-1926 Solomon Porter Hood  
30-Nov-1927 15-Jul-1929 William T. Francis Died at post
20-Jan-1931 22-Mar-1933 Charles E. Mitchell Did not present credentials; Liberian government requested his recall
02-Oct-1935 28-Feb-1946 Lester A. Walton  
01-Jul-1946 08-Jun-1948 Raphael O'Hara Lanier  
18-Oct-1948 15-Jun-1953 Edward R. Dudley  
16-Oct-1953 10-Apr-1955 Jesse D. Locker Died at post
24-Jun-1955 24-Jul-1959 Richard Lee Jones  
30-Sep-1959 04-May-1962 Elbert G. Mathews  
07-Aug-1962 30-Sep-1964 Charles Edward Rhetts  
06-Jan-1965 17-Jul-1969 Ben H. Brown, Jr.  
09-Dec-1969 19-Jul-1972 Samuel Z. Westerfield, Jr. Died at post
22-Dec-1972 15-Dec-1975 Melvin L. Manfull  
23-Apr-1976 01-Jan-1979 W. Beverly Carter, Jr.  
06-Aug-1979 15-Jan-1981 Robert P. Smith  
11-Aug-1981 10-Jun-1985 William L. Swing  
28-Aug-1985 22-Oct-1986 Edward Perkins  
04-May-1987 31-Mar-1990 James Keough Bishop  
22-Jun-1990 27-Jul-1992 Peter Jon de Vos  
Sep-1992 Jul-1995 William H. Twaddell Interim
Nov-1995 Jan-1998 William Milam Interim
Feb-1998 Aug-1999 Donald K. Petterson Interim
20-Aug-1999 23-Jul-2002 Bismark Myrick  
03-Oct-2002 13-Jul-2005 John William Blaney  
09-Aug-2005 -- Donald E. Booth  

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