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US Ambassador to China


US Ambassador to mainland China. See also US Ambassador to Taiwan, US Consul General in Hong Kong.

12-Jun-1844 27-Aug-1844 Caleb Cushing  
26-Oct-1846 28-Jun-1847 Alexander H. Everett Died at post
06-Oct-1848 25-May-1850 John W. Davis  
May-1850 Jul-1853 Peter Parker Interim
04-Jul-1853 27-Jan-1854 Humphrey Marshall  
03-Nov-1854 12-Dec-1854 Robert M. McLane  
15-Jul-1856 25-Aug-1857 Peter Parker  
03-May-1858 11-Nov-1858 William B. Reed  
10-Aug-1859 15-Dec-1860 John E. Ward  
20-Aug-1862 21-Nov-1867 Anson Burlingame  
29-Sep-1868 05-Jul-1869 J. Ross Browne  
27-Apr-1870 24-Jul-1873 Frederick F. Low  
29-Nov-1874 08-Nov-1875 Benjamin P. Avery Died at post
24-Apr-1876 16-Aug-1880 George F. Seward  
16-Aug-1880 04-Oct-1881 James B. Angell  
17-Aug-1882 07-Apr-1885 John Russell Young  
01-Oct-1885 08-Jul-1898 Charles Denby  
08-Jul-1898 04-Apr-1905 Edwin H. Conger  
17-Jun-1905 01-Jun-1909 William Woodville Rockhill  
21-Apr-1910 16-Feb-1913 William James Calhoun Normal relations interrupted 12-Feb-1912
15-Nov-1913 15-Sep-1919 Paul S. Reinsch  
12-Jun-1920 02-Jul-1921 Charles R. Crane  
12-Sep-1921 15-Apr-1925 Jacob Gould Schurman  
15-Jul-1925 22-Nov-1929 John Van A. MacMurray  
01-Feb-1930 14-May-1941 Nelson T. Johnson  
26-May-1941 14-Nov-1944 Clarence E. Gauss  
08-Jan-1945 22-Sep-1945 Patrick J. Hurley  
19-Jul-1946 02-Aug-1949 J. Leighton Stuart  
1950 1979 See US Ambassador to Taiwan  
14-May-1973 25-Sep-1974 David K. E. Bruce Diplomatic Liaison at Beijing
21-Oct-1974 07-Dec-1975 George H.W. Bush Diplomatic Liaison
06-May-1976 07-Mar-1979 Thomas S. Gates Diplomatic Liaison; Relations established 1-Jan-1979; Liaison office became an Embassy 1-Mar-1979
07-Mar-1979 13-Feb-1981 Leonard Woodcock  
24-Sep-1981 24-Sep-1985 Arthur W. Hummel, Jr.  
19-Nov-1985 23-Apr-1989 Winston Lord  
08-May-1989 10-May-1991 James Roderick Lilley  
20-Aug-1991 17-Jun-1995 J. Stapleton Roy  
14-Feb-1996 01-Jul-1999 Jim Sasser  
15-Dec-1999 01-May-2001 Joseph W. Prueher  
28-Jul-2001 20-Jan-2009 Clark T. Randt  
11-Aug-2009 30-Apr-2011 Jon Huntsman, Jr.  
01-Aug-2011 -- Gary Locke  

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