Principal Officers and Chiefs of Mission, by year: 1905

Note: Career Foreign Service appointees are asterisked.

  • White, Henry (1850-1927)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1906-1909)
  • Wilson, Henry Lane (1856-1932)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1904)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1909-1910)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1909)
  • Storer, Bellamy (1847-1922)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1899)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1899-1902)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1902-1906)
  • Squiers, Herbert Goldsmith (1859-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1906-1909)
  • Sorsby, William Brooks (1858-1912)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1908)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1908)
  • Townsend, Lawrence (1860-1954)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1899)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1899-1905)
  • Tower, Charlemagne (1848-1923)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1899)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1899-1902)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1902-1908)
  • Thompson, David Eugene (1854-1942)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1903)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1906-1909)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1905)
  • Thomas, William Widgery (1839-1927)
    • Minister Resident (1883-1885)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1889-1894)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1898-1905)
  • Swenson, Laurits Selmer (1865-1947)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1909-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1911-1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1921-1930)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1931-1934)
  • Russell, William Worthington (1859-1944)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1904-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1925-1927)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General (1910)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1911-1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1915-1925)
  • Root, Elihu (1845-1937)
    • Secretary of State (1905-1909)
  • Rockhill, William Woodville (1854-1914)
    • Third Assistant Secretary of State (1894-1896)
    • Assistant Secretary of State (1896-1897)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary/Consul General Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary/Consuls General (1897)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary/Consul General Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary/Consuls General (1897-1898)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary/Consul General Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary/Consuls General (1897-1898)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1898-1899)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1898-1899)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1898-1899)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1909)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1909-1911)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1911-1913)
  • *Riddle, John Wallace (1864-1941)
    • Agent/Consul General (1903-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1906-1909)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1921-1925)
  • Sampson, Archibald Johnson (1839-1921)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1905)
  • Powell, William Frank (1848-1920)
    • Chargé d'Affaires (1897-1904)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1905)
  • Porter, Horace (1837-1921)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1897-1905)
  • Reid, Whitelaw (1837-1912)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1889-1892)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1905-1912)
  • Peirce, Herbert Henry Davis (1849-1916)
    • Third Assistant Secretary of State (1901-1906)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1906-1911)
  • Pearson, Richmond (1852-1923)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907-1909)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907-1909)
  • Newel, Stanford (1839-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903-1905)
  • O'Brien, Thomas James (1842-1933)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1907-1911)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1911-1913)
  • O'Brien, Edward Charles (1860-1927)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1909)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1909)
  • Merry, William Lawrence (1842-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1898)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1899)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907-1908)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1908-1911)
  • *Morgan, Edwin Vernon (1865-1934)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1910)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1909-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1909-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1911-1912)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1912-1933)
  • Meyer, George von Lengerke (1858-1918)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1900-1905)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
  • Magoon, Charles Edward (1861-1920)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1906)
  • Lyon, Ernest (1860-1938)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General (1903-1910)
  • Loomis, Francis Butler (1861-1948)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1901)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1901-1902)
    • Assistant Secretary of State (1903-1905)
    • Secretary of State ad interim (1905)
  • McCormick, Robert Sanderson (1849-1919)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1902-1905)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1901)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1902)
  • Lee, Joseph Wilcox Jenkins (1870-1949)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907)
  • King, Hamilton (1852-1912)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General (1898)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903-1912)
  • Jackson, John Brinkerhoff (1862-1920)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1903)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903)
    • Diplomatic Agent (1903)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903-1905)
    • Diplomatic Agent (1903-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1907)
    • Diplomatic Agent (1905-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907-1909)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1909-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1911-1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1911-1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1911-1913)
  • Iddings, Lewis Morris (1850-1921)
    • Agent/Consul General (1905-1910)
  • Hill, David Jayne (1850-1932)
    • Assistant Secretary of State (1898-1903)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1908)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1908)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1908-1911)
  • Hicks, John (1847-1917)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1889-1893)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1909)
  • Hay, John Milton (1838-1905)
    • Assistant Secretary of State (1879-1881)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1897-1898)
    • Secretary of State (1898-1905)
  • Hardy, Arthur Sherburne (1847-1930)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General (1897-1899)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1899-1901)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1899-1901)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1899-1901)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1900-1903)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1905)
  • Gummere, Samuel Rene (1849-1920)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1909)
  • Griscom, Lloyd Carpenter (1872-1959)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1901-1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1905)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1906-1907)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1906-1909)
  • Graves, Charles Hinman (1839-1928)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1906)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1913)
  • Furniss, Henry Watson (1868-)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1913)
  • Finch, William Rufus (1847-1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1905)
  • Dudley, Irving Bedell (1861-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1907)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1906-1911)
  • *Dillery, Carl Edward (1930-)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1884-1987)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1984-1987)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1984-1987)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1984-1987)
  • Dawson, Thomas Cleland (1865-1912)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General (1904-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1910)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1907-1909)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1909)
  • Conger, Edwin Hurd (1843-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1890-1893)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897-1898)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1898-1905)
  • Combs, Leslie (1852-1940)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902-1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1906-1911)
  • Collier, William Miller (1867-1956)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1909)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1921-1928)
  • Clayton, Powell (1833-1914)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1898-1905)
  • Clay, Brutus Junius (1847-1932)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1910)
  • Choate, Joseph Hodges (1832-1917)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1899-1905)
  • Bryan, Charles Page (1856-1918)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1911-1912)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903-1910)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1897)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1898-1902)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1909-1911)
  • Bowen, Herbert Wolcott (1856-1927)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General (1899-1901)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1901-1905)
  • Beaupre, Arthur Matthias (1853-1919)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1908-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1908-1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1911-1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1904-1908)
  • Barrett, John (1866-1938)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General (1894-1898)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1903-1904)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1904-1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1905-1906)
  • Bacon, Robert (1860-1919)
    • Assistant Secretary of State (1905-1909)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1909-1912)
    • Secretary of State (1909)
  • Allen, Horace Newton (1858-1932)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General (1897)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1901-1905)
  • Adee, Alvey Augustus (1842-1924)
    • Third Assistant Secretary of State (1882-1886)
    • Assistant Secretary of State (1924)
    • Second Assistant Secretary of State (1886-1924)
    • Secretary of State ad interim (1898)