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US Ambassador to Japan


US Ambassador to Japan.

05-Nov-1859 26-Apr-1862 Townsend Harris  
17-May-1862 28-Apr-1865 Robert H. Pruyn  
04-May-1867 11-Nov-1869 Robert B. Van Valkenburgh  
11-Nov-1869 07-Oct-1873 Charles E. De Long  
07-Oct-1873 02-Jul-1885 John A. Bingham  
02-Jul-1885 15-May-1889 Richard B. Hubbard  
15-May-1889 10-Mar-1891 John F. Swift Died at post
13-Jun-1892 14-Jul-1893 Frank L. Coombs  
14-Jul-1893 02-Jul-1897 Edwin Dun  
03-Jul-1898 04-Dec-1902 Alfred E. Buck Died at post
22-Jun-1903 19-Nov-1905 Lloyd C.Griscom  
26-May-1906 13-Aug-1907 Luke E. Wright  
15-Oct-1907 31-Aug-1911 Thomas J. O'Brien  
22-Nov-1911 01-Oct-1912 Charles Page Bryan  
01-Feb-1913 15-Mar-1913 Larz Anderson  
07-Aug-1913 08-Mar-1917 George W. Guthrie Died at post
30-Oct-1917 15-May-1920 Roland S. Morris  
24-Sep-1921 28-Jan-1922 Charles Beecher Warren  
21-Jul-1923 05-Jun-1924 Cyrus E. Woods  
19-Nov-1924 27-Jul-1925 Edgar A. Bancroft Died at post
09-Dec-1925 06-Dec-1928 Charles MacVeagh  
24-Jan-1930 27-May-1930 William R. Castle, Jr.  
25-Sep-1930 22-Mar-1932 W. Cameron Forbes  
14-Jun-1932 08-Dec-1941 Joseph Grew Japan declares war on US 8-Dec-1941; Grew is interned until 25-Jun-1942
1947 1952 William J. Sebald Interim; Political Advisor to the Supreme Commander for Allied Powers
09-May-1952 28-Apr-1953 Robert D. Murphy  
28-May-1953 02-Feb-1957 John M. Allison  
25-Feb-1957 12-Mar-1961 Douglas MacArthur II  
27-Apr-1961 19-Aug-1966 Edwin O. Reischauer  
08-Nov-1966 15-Jan-1969 U. Alexis Johnson  
03-Jul-1969 27-Mar-1972 Armin H. Meyer  
12-Apr-1972 08-Nov-1973 Robert S. Ingersoll  
Nov-1973 Jul-1974 Thomas P. Shoesmith Interim
19-Jul-1974 05-Feb-1977 James D. Hodgson  
10-Jun-1977 22-Dec-1988 Mike Mansfield  
15-May-1989 19-Jul-1993 Michael Armacost  
21-Sep-1993 15-Dec-1996 Walter Mondale  
Dec-1996 Sep-1997 Rust M. Deming Interim
19-Nov-1997 01-Apr-2001 Tom Foley  
05-Jul-2001 17-Feb-2005 Howard Baker  
11-Apr-2005 20-Jan-2009 Tom Schieffer  
20-Aug-2009 -- John V. Roos  

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