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List of ambassadors of the United States to Egypt
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This is a list of Ambassadors of the United States to Egypt.
Ambassador of the United States to Egypt
سفير الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية فى مصر

Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Jonathan R. Cohen
since November 17, 2019
NominatorThe President of the United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holderDaniel Smith McCauley
as Agent/Consul General
FormationAugust 14, 1848
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Cairo
The United States first established diplomatic relations with Egypt in 1848, when President James K. Polk appointed Daniel Smith McCauley as the first envoy to Egypt with the title Consul General. McCauley and his family were transported to Egypt aboard the USS Constitution in 1849.
Relations between Egypt and the United States have been continuous since 1848, except for the period between 1967 and 1974. The then United Arab Republic severed relations with the U.S. following the Six-Day War; Egypt restored relations following the Yom Kippur War.
The United States Embassy in Egypt is located in Cairo. The post of Ambassador to Egypt is currently held by Jonathan Cohen.
Ambassadors
U.S. diplomatic terms
Career FSO
After 1915, The United States Department of State began classifying ambassadors as career Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) for those who have served in the Foreign Service for a specified amount of time.

Political appointee
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).

Appointed
The date that the ambassador took the oath of office; also known as “commissioning”. It follows confirmation of a presidential appointment by the Senate, or a Congressional recess appointment by the president. In the case of a recess appointment, the ambassador requires subsequent confirmation by the Senate to remain in office.

Presented credentials
The date that the ambassador presented his letter of credence to the head of state or appropriate authority of the receiving nation. At this time the ambassador officially becomes the representative of his country. This would normally occur a short time after the ambassador’s arrival on station. The host nation may reject the ambassador by not receiving the ambassador’s letter, but this occurs only rarely.

Terminated mission
Usually the date that the ambassador left the country. In some cases a letter of recall is presented, ending the ambassador’s commission, either as a means of diplomatic protest or because the diplomat is being reassigned elsewhere and replaced by another envoy.

Chargé d'affaires
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country.

Ad interim
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime".
See also
References
  1. ^ a b c d Commissioned as Consul General only and used the title Agent and Consul General with the acquiescence of the Department of State.
  2. ^ De Leon was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on April 18, 1854.
  3. ^ Hale was commissioned as Consul General only. He was not recommissioned when his title was changed to Agent and Consul General by Act of Congress approved June 20, 1864.
  4. ^ Beardsley was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on December 11, 1872.
  5. ^ Wolf was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on October 29, 1881.
  6. ^ Cardwell was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on January 20, 1886.
  7. ^ Schuyler was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and died in Venice on way home [presumably for his recommissioning].
  8. ^ Little was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on December 8, 1892.
  9. ^ Penfield was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on August 25, 1893.
  10. ^ Long was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on December 13, 1899.
  11. ^ Riddle was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on November 24, 1903.
  12. ^ Iddings was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on December 15, 1905.
  13. ^ Gary was received by the Sultan on February 7, 1918.
  14. ^ Sprigg was received by the Sultan on August 2, 1920.
  15. ^ a b Howell was promoted to Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary during his term as Consul General.
  16. ^ No record has been found of the date on which Howell was presented to the Sultan as Agent and Consul General.
  17. ^ Fish was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on January 15, 1934.
  18. ^ Fish was also appointed as the ambassador to Saudi Arabia when that post was established on February 4, 1940. He remained resident in Cairo.
  19. ^ Kirk was also accredited to Saudi Arabia, while resident in Cairo, until July 18, 1943, when a minister was appointed to Saudi Arabia.
  20. ^ Kirk was also accredited to the government-in-exile of Greece in Cairo Until Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. was appointed to that post on November 13, 1941.
  21. ^ a b Tuck was promoted to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary during his term in office.
  22. ^ Tuck was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on January 13, 1947.
  23. ^ Griffis was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on March 2, 1949.
  24. ^ Hare was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on January 29, 1957.
  25. ^ Hare was also the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to North Yemen from February 16, 1959 until December 18, 1959.
  26. ^ a b c d e Commissioned to the United Arab Republic
  27. ^ Reinhard was also the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to North Yemen.
  28. ^ Nolte had proceeded to his post after confirmation, but the UAR had severed relations with the U.S. before he could present his credentials.
  29. ^ Eilts had been the last Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Interests section in Cairo during the break in U.S.–Egypt relations.
  30. ^ "US appoints Robert Stephen Beecroft as new Ambassador to Egypt". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  31. ^ "U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Completes His Tour, Departs Cairo". United States Embassy and Consulate in Egypt. eg.usembassy.gov. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
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