Robert Borden Reams (1904–1994)

Career Foreign Service Officer
State of Residence: Nevada
  1. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim (Denmark)
    Ended Service: Legation Copenhagen closed on December 20, 1941
  2. Concurrent Appointments
    1. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Burkina Faso)
      Appointed: October 14, 1960
      Presentation of Credentials: November 26, 1960
      Termination of Mission: Superseded July 31, 1961
      • Commissioned to Dahomey. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on February 6, 1961, after confirmation. During Reams’s tenure as non-resident Ambassador, Embassy Ouagadougou was established on December 31, 1960, with Robert McKinnon as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. Also accredited to Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Niger; resident at Abidjan.
    2. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Benin)
      Appointed: October 14, 1960
      Presentation of Credentials: November 26, 1960
      Termination of Mission: Superseded July 31, 1961
      • Commissioned to Dahomey. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on February 6, 1961, after confirmation. During Reams’s tenure as non-resident Ambassador, Embassy Cotonou was established on February 15, 1961, with Converse Hettinger as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. Also accredited to Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Niger; resident at Abidjan.
    3. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Côte d’Ivoire)
      Appointed: October 14, 1960
      Presentation of Credentials: November 26, 1960
      Termination of Mission: Superseded July 31, 1961
      • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on February 6, 1961, after confirmation. Also accredited to Burkina Faso, Benin, and Niger; resident at Abidjan.
    4. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Niger)
      Appointed: October 14, 1960
      Presentation of Credentials: November 23, 1960
      Termination of Mission: Superseded August 2, 1961
      • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on February 6, 1961, after confirmation. During Reams’s tenure as non-resident Ambassador, Embassy Niamey was established on February 3, 1961, with Joseph W. Schutz as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. Also accredited to Burkina Faso, Benin, and Côte d’Ivoire; resident at Abidjan.