Principal Officers and Chiefs of Mission, by Name: J

Note: Career Foreign Service appointees are asterisked.

  • *Victor Jackovich (1948–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1993–1995)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Slovenia (1995–1998)
  • Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Mexico (Declined appointment.)
  • Henry Rootes Jackson (1820–1898)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, Austria (1853–1854)
    • Minister Resident, Austria (1854–1858)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Mexico (1885–1886)
  • Isaac Rand Jackson (?–1842)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, Denmark (1841–1842)
  • *Jeanine Elizabeth Jackson (1949–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Burkina Faso (2006–2009)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Malawi (2011–2014)
  • John Brinkerhoff Jackson (1862–1920)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Greece (1902–1903)
    • Diplomatic Agent, Bulgaria (1903–1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Romania (1903)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Serbia (1904–1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Greece (1905)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Montenegro (1905–1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Romania (1905)
    • Diplomatic Agent, Bulgaria (1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Greece (1907)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Iran (1907–1909)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Cuba (1910–1911)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Romania (1911–1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Bulgaria (1912–1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Serbia (1912–1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Chile (Declined appointment. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate.)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Serbia (Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on December 8, 1902, after confirmation. Did not present credentials in Serbia under this appointment.)
  • *Robert Porter Jackson (1956–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Cameroon (2010–2013)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ghana (2016–2018)
  • Charles Donald Jacob (1838–1898)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Colombia (1886)
  • *Janice Lee Jacobs (1946–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Guinea-Bissau (2006–2007)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Senegal (2006–2007)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs (2008–2014)
  • *John Roland Jacobs (1911–)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Madagascar (1960)
  • *Joseph Earle Jacobs (1893–1971)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Czechoslovakia (1949)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Poland (1955–1957)
  • *Susan Jacobs (1945–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Papua New Guinea (2000–2003)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Solomon Islands (2000–2003)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Vanuatu (2000–2003)
  • *William Ludwig Jacobsen (1936–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Guinea-Bissau (1989–1992)
  • David C. Jacobson (1951–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Canada (2009–2013)
  • Roberta S. Jacobson (1960–)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2012–2016)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mexico (2016–2018)
  • *Tracey Ann Jacobson (1965–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Turkmenistan (2003–2006)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Tajikistan (2006–2009)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Kosovo (2012–2015)
  • Charles A. James (1922–2006)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Niger (1976–1979)
  • *Makila James (1957–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Swaziland (2012–2015)
  • Mari-Luci Jaramillo (1928–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Honduras (1977–1980)
  • William Marion Jardine (1874–1955)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Egypt (1930–1933)
  • Pete Jarman (1892–1955)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Australia (1949–1953)
  • Thomas Jordan Jarvis (1836–1915)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Brazil (1885–1888)
  • Eric M. Javits (1931–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Venezuela (Nomination of July 11, 1989, withdrawn on June 26, 1990.)
  • John Jay (1745–1829)
    • Secretary of Foreign Affairs Under the Continental Congress (1784–1789)
    • Minister Plenipotentiary, Spain (Proceeded to post, but was not formally received at court; left post about May 20, 1782.)
  • John Jay II (1817–1894)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Austria (1869–1875)
  • Peter Augustus Jay (1877–1933)
    • Agent/Consul General, Egypt (1910–1913)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, El Salvador (1921)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Romania (1921–1925)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Argentina (1925–1926)
  • William N. Jeffers (1789–1853)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, Guatemala (Commissioned to the Republic of Central America. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; did not proceed to post.)
  • Benjamin Lafayette Jefferson (1871–1950)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Nicaragua (1913–1921)
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
    • Minister Plenipotentiary, France (1785–1789)
    • Secretary of State (1789–1793)
  • Reuben Jeffery III (1953–)
    • Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment (2007–2009)
  • Robert Emmett Jeffery (1875–1935)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Uruguay (1915–1921)
  • *James Franklin Jeffrey (1946–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Albania (2002–2004)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Turkey (2008–2010)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Iraq (2010–2012)
    • Career Ambassador (2011)
  • Daniel Jenifer (1791–1855)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Austria (1842–1845)
  • *Douglas Jenkins (1880–1961)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Bolivia (1939–1941)
  • *John Durnford Jernegan (1911–1981)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Iraq (1959–1962)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Algeria (1965–1967)
  • Henry Harris Jessup (1832–1910)
    • Chargé d’Affaires and Consul General, Iran (Not commissioned; nomination withdrawn before the Senate acted upon it.)
  • Philip Caryl Jessup (1897–1986)
    • Ambassador at Large (1949–1953)
  • *Howard Franklin Jeter (1947–)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Lesotho (1989–1991)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Botswana (1993–1996)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Nigeria (2001–2003)
  • *Dennis Coleman Jett (1945–)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Malawi (1986–1988)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mozambique (1993–1996)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Peru (1996–1999)
  • *Linda Jewell (1953–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ecuador (2005–2008)
  • Marshall Jewell (1825–1883)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Russia (1873–1874)
  • Albert Gallatin Jewett (1802–1885)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, Peru (1845–1846)
  • *Eric G. John (1960–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Thailand (2008–2010)
  • Brenda LaGrange Johnson (1939–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Jamaica (2005–2009)
  • *Daniel A. Johnson (1942–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Suriname (2000–2003)
  • *Darryl Norman Johnson (1938–2018)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Lithuania (1991)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Lithuania (1992–1994)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Thailand (2002–2004)
  • *David Timothy Johnson (1954–)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (2007–2011)
  • *Donald C. Johnson (1949–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mongolia (1993–1996)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Cape Verde (2002–2005)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Equatorial Guinea (2006–2008)
  • Gove Griffith Johnson Jr. (1912–2006)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs (1962–1965)
  • *Gregory L. Johnson (1945–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Swaziland (2000–2001)
  • *Hallett Johnson (1888–1968)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Costa Rica (1945–1947)
  • *Herschel Vespasian Johnson II (1894–1966)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Sweden (1941–1946)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Brazil (1948–1953)
  • James Johnson (1810–1891)
    • Minister Resident, Colombia (Not commissioned; nomination not confirmed by the Senate.)
  • Joseph Lowery Johnson (1874–1945)
    • Minister Resident/Consul General, Liberia (1919–1922)
  • *Lisa Anne Johnson (1967–)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, The Bahamas (2014–2017)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Namibia (2018)
  • *Marilyn Priscilla Johnson (1922–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Togo (1978–1981)
  • *Mark Johnson (1946–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Senegal (1993–1996)
  • *Nelson Trusler Johnson (1887–1954)
    • Assistant Secretary of State (1927–1929)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, China (1930–1935)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, China (1935–1941)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Australia (1941–1945)
  • *Ralph R. Johnson (1943–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Slovakia (1996–1999)
  • Reverdy Johnson (1796–1876)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, United Kingdom (1868–1869)
  • Robert Underwood Johnson (1853–1937)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Italy (1920–1921)
  • Robert Wood Johnson IV (?–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, United Kingdom (2017)
  • Ronald D. Johnson (?–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, El Salvador (2019)
  • *Stewart Johnson (1880–1926)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Costa Rica (1918)
  • *Ural Alexis Johnson (1908–1997)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Czechoslovakia (1953–1957)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Thailand (1958–1961)
    • Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1961–1964)
    • Career Ambassador (1964)
    • Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1965–1966)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Japan (1966–1969)
    • Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1969–1973)
    • Ambassador at Large (1973–1977)
  • *L. Craig Johnstone (1942–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Algeria (1985–1988)
  • *A. Elizabeth Jones (1948–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Kazakhstan (1995–1998)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2001–2005)
    • Career Ambassador (2004)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Germany (Nomination of February 22, 2000, was not acted upon by the Senate.)
  • *Deborah Kay Jones (1956–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Kuwait (2008–2011)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Libya (2013–2015)
  • *George Fleming Jones (1935–2015)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Guyana (1992–1995)
  • *George Lewis Jones (1907–1971)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Tunisia (1956–1959)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1959–1961)
  • George Wallace Jones (1804–1896)
    • Minister Resident, Colombia (1859–1861)
  • Harold Armstrong Jones (1897–)
    • Representative of the U.S.A. on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (Montreal) (1953–1956)
  • *Howard Palfrey Jones (1899–1973)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Indonesia (1958–1965)
  • James Robert Jones (1939–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mexico (1993–1997)
  • Jehu Glancy Jones (1811–1878)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Austria (1859–1861)
    • Minister Resident, Austria (Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; did not proceed to post in this capacity.)
  • *John Melvin Jones (1944–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Guyana (2008–2009)
  • *John Wesley Jones (1907–1998)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Libya (1958–1962)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Peru (1963–1969)
  • Joseph Russell Jones (1823–1909)
    • Minister Resident, Belgium (1869–1875)
  • Kerri-Ann Jones (1954–)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (2009–2014)
  • *Marshall Paul Jones (1915–1985)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Malawi (1966–1970)
  • *Owen Thomas Jones (1907–2003)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Hungary (1962–1964)
  • *Paul Wayne Jones (1960–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Malaysia (2010–2013)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Poland (2015–2018)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Pakistan (2020)
  • Richard B. Jones (?–?)
    • Agent/Consul General, Egypt (1853)
  • *Richard Henry Jones (1950–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Lebanon (1996–1998)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Kazakhstan (1999–2001)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Kuwait (2001–2004)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Israel (2005–2008)
  • Richard Lee Jones (1893–1975)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Liberia (1955–1959)
  • Roger Warren Jones (1908–1993)
    • Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management (1961–1962)
  • *Stuart E. Jones (1959–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Jordan (2011–2014)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Iraq (2014–2016)
  • Thomas Sambola Jones (1859–1933)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Honduras (1918–1919)
  • *William Bowdoin Jones (1928–)
    • U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (1973–1977)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Haiti (1977–1980)
  • David C. Jordan (1935–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Peru (1984–1986)
  • *Mosina H. Jordan (1943–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Central African Republic (1995–1997)
  • Robert W. Jordan (1945–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Saudi Arabia (2002–2003)
  • William John Jorden (1923–2009)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Panama (1974–1978)
  • Geri M. Joseph (1923–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Netherlands (1978–1981)
  • James A. Joseph (1935–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, South Africa (1996–1999)
  • Robert Joseph (1949–)
    • Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (2005–2007)
  • *Harold George Josif (1920–)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Libya (1972–1973)
  • *Joseph John Jova (1916–1993)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Honduras (1965–1969)
    • Permanent Representative of the U.S.A. to the Organization of American States (Washington) (1969–1974)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mexico (1974–1977)
  • Noble Brandon Judah (1884–1938)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Cuba (1927–1929)
  • Norman Buel Judd (1815–1878)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Germany (1861–1865)
  • Kenneth I. Juster (?–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, India (2017)