Principal Officers and Chiefs of Mission, by Name: V

Note: Career Foreign Service appointees are asterisked.

  • Aaron Vail (1796–1878)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, United Kingdom (1836)
    • Chief Clerk (1838–1840)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, Spain (1840–1842)
  • *Viron Peter Vaky (1925–2012)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Costa Rica (1972–1974)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Colombia (1974–1976)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Venezuela (1976–1978)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (1978–1979)
  • Abelardo Lopez Valdez (1942–)
    • Chief of Protocol (1979–1981)
  • Arturo Valenzuela (1944–)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2009–2011)
  • Rodolphe M. Vallee (1960–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Slovakia (2005–2007)
  • James J. Van Alen (1846–1923)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Italy (Declined appointment.)
  • John Trumbull Van Alen (?–1857)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, Ecuador (1849–1850)
  • Martin Van Buren (1782–1862)
    • Secretary of State (1829–1831)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, United Kingdom (1831–1832)
  • Henry van Dyke (1852–1933)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Luxembourg (1913–1917)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Netherlands (1913–1917)
  • Jerome W. Van Gorkom (1917–1998)
    • Under Secretary of State for Management (1982–1983)
  • *Christopher Van Hollen (1922–2013)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Maldives (1972–1976)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Sri Lanka (1972–1976)
  • Cornelius Peter Van Ness (1782–1852)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Spain (1829–1836)
  • Robert Bruce Van Valkenburgh (1821–1888)
    • Minister Resident, Japan (1867–1869)
  • *Carol van Voorst (1952–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Iceland (2006–2009)
  • Cyrus Roberts Vance (1917–2002)
    • Secretary of State (1977–1980)
  • *Sheldon Baird Vance (1917–1995)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Chad (1967–1969)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Congo (Kinshasa) (1969–1974)
  • William J. Vanden Heuvel (1935–)
    • Representative of the U.S.A. to the European Office of the United Nations (Geneva) (1979)
  • Gaddi Holguin Vasquez (1955–)
    • U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture (Rome) (2006–2009)
  • *Laurence Coolidge Vass (1909–)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Kenya (1963)
  • Jack Hood Vaughn (1920–2012)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Panama (1964–1965)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (1965–1966)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Colombia (1969–1970)
  • *Annette T. Veler (?–)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, Grenada (1991–1993)
  • *Nicholas Alexander Veliotes (1928–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Jordan (1978–1981)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1981–1983)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Egypt (1983–1986)
  • William Edward Venable (1804–1857)
    • Minister Resident, Guatemala (Died at post before presenting credentials. Commissioned to Guatemala.)
  • Richard Rahul Verma (1968–)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (2009–2011)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, India (2015–2017)
  • *Alexander Russel Vershbow (1952–)
    • U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1997–2001)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Russia (2001–2005)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Korea (2005–2008)
  • Melanne Verveer (1944–)
    • Ambassador at Large (2009–2013)
  • *George Southall Vest (1918–)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs (1974–1977)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (1977–1981)
    • Representative of the U.S.A. to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1981–1985)
    • Director General of the Foreign Service (1985–1989)
    • Career Ambassador (1987)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Pakistan (Nomination withdrawn on May 5, 1977.)
  • *Richard Noyes Viets (1930–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Tanzania (1979–1981)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Jordan (1981–1984)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Portugal (Nomination of September 15, 1987, was not acted upon by the Senate.)
  • *Henry Serrano Villard (1900–1996)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Libya (1952–1954)
    • Representative of the U.S.A. to the European Office of the United Nations (Geneva) (1958–1960)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mali (1960)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mauritania (1960–1961)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Senegal (1960–1961)
  • *Sharon Villarosa (1951–)
    • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Timor-Leste (2002)
    • Chargé d’Affaires, Burma (2005–2008)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mauritius (2012–2016)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Seychelles (2012–2016)
  • *John Carter Vincent (1900–1972)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Switzerland (1947–1951)
    • Diplomatic Agent/Consul General, Morocco (1951–1953)
  • *Richard David Vine (1925–2008)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Switzerland (1979–1981)
    • Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Affairs (1982)
  • *Sandra Louise Vogelgesang (1942–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Nepal (1994–1997)
  • *Kurt D. Volker (1964–)
    • U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (2008–2009)
  • John Anthony Volpe (1908–1994)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Italy (1973–1977)
  • Helene A. Von Damm (1938–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Austria (1983–1986)
  • Charles Joseph Vopicka (1857–1935)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Bulgaria (1913–1918)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Romania (1913–1920)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Serbia (1913–1918)
  • Frederick Vreeland (1927–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Morocco (1992–1993)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Burma (Nomination not acted upon by the Senate.)
  • Peter Dumont Vroom (1791–1873)
    • Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Germany (1853–1857)
  • *Peter H. Vrooman (?–)
    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Rwanda (2018)