Principal Officers and Chiefs of Mission, by year: 1905

Note: Career Foreign Service appointees are asterisked.

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