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Taft, Alphonso (1810-1891)
Non-career appointee
1882 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Austria-Hungary
1884 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Russia

Taft, Julia Vadala (1942- )
Non-career appointee
1997 Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration

Taft, William Howard, III (1915-1991)
Non-career appointee
1953 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ireland

Taft, William Howard, IV (1945- )
Non-career appointee
1989 Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels
2001 Legal Adviser

Talbot, Phillips (1915- )
Non-career appointee
1961 Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
1965 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Greece

Talbott, Strobe (Nelson Strobridge, 3rd) (1946- )
Non-career appointee
1993 Ambassador at Large
1994 Deputy Secretary of State

Tambs, Lewis Arthur (1927- )
Non-career appointee
1983 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Colombia
1985 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Costa Rica

Tamposi, Elizabeth M. (1955-)
Non-career appointee
1989 Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs

Tape, Gerald Frederick (1915- )
Non-career appointee
1973 Representative, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna

Tappin, John Lindsley (1906-1964)
Non-career appointee
1954 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Libya

Tarnoff, Peter (1937- )
Foreign Service officer
1977 Executive Secretary
1993 Under Secretary for Political Affairs

Tarr, Curtis William (1924- )
Non-career appointee
1972 Under Secretary Coordinating Security Assistance Programs

Tarullo, Daniel K. (1952- )
Non-career appointee
1993 Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs

Tasca, Henry Joseph (1912-1979)
Foreign Service officer
1965 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Morocco
1969 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Greece

Taylor, Bayard (1825-1878)
Non-career appointee
1878 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Germany

Taylor, Charles Henry James (1857-1898)
Non-career appointee
1887 Minister Resident/Consul General, Liberia
1893 [Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Bolivia]

Taylor, Clyde D. (1937- )
Foreign Service officer
1985 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Paraguay

Taylor, Francis Xavier (1948- )
Non-career appointment
2001 Coordinator for Counterrorism

Taylor, George, Jr. (?-?)
Non-career appointee
1792 Chief Clerk

Taylor, Hannis (1851-1922)
Non-career appointee
1893 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Spain

Taylor, Henry Junior (1902-1984)
Non-career appointee
1957 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Switzerland

Taylor, Henry Landes (1918- )
Foreign Service officer
1964 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Panama

Taylor, John Jackson (1931- )
Foreign Service officer
1987 Principal Officer, United States Interests Section, Cuba

Taylor, Joseph Z. (1927- )
Non-career appointee
1976 Deputy Inspector General, Foreign Assistance

Taylor, Lawrence Palmer (1940- )
Foreign Service officer
1992 Director, Foreign Service Institute
1995 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Estonia

Taylor, Maxwell Davenport (1901-1987)
Non-career appointee
1964 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Vietnam

Taylor, Myron Charles (1874-1959)
Non-career appointee
1939 Personal Representative, Vatican City
1946 Personal Representative, Vatican City

Taylor, Paul D. (1939- )
Foreign Service officer
1988 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Dominican Republic

Taylor, Rush Walker, Jr. (1934- )
Foreign Service officer
1988 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Togo

Taylor, William B., Jr. (1947- )
2006, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,  Ukraine

Teare, Richard W. (1937- )
Foreign Service officer
1993 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu

Teegan, Evelyn Irene Hoopes (1931- )
Non-career appointee
1989 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati

Teeley, Peter Barry (1940- )
Non-career appointee
1992 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Canada

Tefft, John F. (1949- )
Foreign Service officer
1997 Charge d'Affaires ad interim Russia
2000 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Lithuania

Teitelbaum, Donald Gene (1963- )
2005, Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, South Africa

Telles, Raymond L., Jr. (1915- )
Non-career appointee
1961 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Costa Rica

Terra, Daniel James (1911- )
Non-career appointee
1981 Ambassador at Large

Terrell, Alexander Watkins (1827-1912)
Non-career appointee
1893 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Turkey

Terrell, Edwin Holland (1848-1910)
Non-career appointee
1889 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Belgium

Tewksbury, Howard Hobson (1895-1991)
Foreign Service officer
1950 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Paraguay

Thacher, Nicholas Gilman (1919- )
Foreign Service officer
1970 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Saudi Arabia

Thayer, Charles Wheeler (1910-1969)
Foreign Service officer
1942 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Afghanistan

Thayer, Harry E.T. (1927- )
Foreign Service officer
1980 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Singapore

Thayer, Robert Helyer (1901-1984)
Non-career appointee
1955 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Romania

Thayer, Samuel Richard (1837-1909)
Non-career appointee
1889 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Netherlands

Thayer, William Sydney (1830-1864)
Non-career appointee
1861 Consul General, Egypt

Theberge, James Daniel (1930-1988)
Non-career appointee
1975 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Nicaragua
1982 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Chile

Theros, Patrick Nickolas (1941- )
Foreign Service officer
1995 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Qatar

Thomas, Allen (1830-1907)
Non-career appointee
1895 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Venezuela

Thomas, Charles H. (1934-1998)
Foreign Service officer
1990 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Hungary

Thomas, Francis (1799-1876)
Non-career appointee
1872 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Peru

Thomas, Gerald Eustis (1929- )
Non-career appointee
1981 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Guyana
1983 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Kenya

Thomas, Harry Keels, Jr. (1956- )
Foreign Service officer
2003 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Bangladesh

Thomas, John Addison (1811-1858)
Non-career appointee
1855 Assistant Secretary of State (1853-1924)

Thomas, John Morgan (1926- )
Foreign Service officer
1973 Assistant Secretary for Administration

Thomas, Jon R. (1946- )
Non-career appointee
1984 Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics Matters

Thomas, William Wayt, Jr. (1925- )
Foreign Service officer
1981 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Laos

Thomas, William Widgery, Jr. (1839-1927)
Non-career appointee
1883 Minister Resident, Sweden and Norway
1889 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Sweden and Norway
1897 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Sweden and Norway

Thompson, David Eugene (1854-1942)
Non-career appointee
1902 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Brazil
1905 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Brazil
1906 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mexico

Thompson, David Preston (1834-1901)
Non-career appointee
1892 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Turkey

Thompson, Joanne M. (1937- )
Foreign Service officer
1981 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Equatorial Guinea

Thompson, John E. W. (1855-?)
Non-career appointee
1885 Chargé d'Affaires, Santo Domingo
1885 Minister Resident/Consul General, Haiti

Thompson, Llewellyn E., Jr. (1904-1972)
Foreign Service officer
1952 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Austria
1957 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Soviet Union
1962 Ambassador at Large
1966 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Soviet Union

Thompson, Thomas Larkin (1838-1898)
Non-career appointee
1893 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Brazil

Thompson, Tyler (1907- )
Foreign Service officer
1960 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Iceland
1961 Director General of the Foreign Service
1964 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Finland

Thompson, W. Kenneth (1939- )
Foreign Service officer
1976 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Benin

Thompson, Waddy, Jr. (1798-1868)
Non-career appointee
1842 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Mexico

Thomsen, Samuel B. (1931- )
Foreign Service officer
1987 Representative, Marshall Islands

Thomson, Thaddeus Austin (1853-1927)
Non-career appointee
1913 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Colombia

Thornton, James B. (1801-1838)
Non-career appointee
1836 Chargé d'Affaires, Peru

Thorp, Willard Long (1899-1992)
Non-career appointee
1946 Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs

Throop, Enos Thompson (1784-1874)
Non-career appointee
1838 Chargé d'Affaires, Two Sicilies

Thurston, Raymond LeRoy (1913-1981)
Foreign Service officer
1961 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Haiti
1965 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Somalia

Thurston, Walter Clarence (1894-1974)
Foreign Service officer
1921 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Costa Rica
1942 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, El Salvador
1943 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, El Salvador
1944 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Bolivia
1946 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mexico

Tibbetts, Margaret Joy (1919- )
Foreign Service officer
1964 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Norway

Tichenor, Warren W. (1960- )
2006, Representative UN Geneva

Tienken, Arthur T. (1922- 2006)
Foreign Service officer
1978 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe

Tillman, James Davidson (1841-?)
Non-career appointee
1895 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Ecuador

Timberlake, Clare Hayes (1907-1982)
Foreign Service officer
1960 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Congo

Timmons, Benson Ellison Lane, III (1916-1997)
Foreign Service officer
1963 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Haiti

Tims, Richard Womser (1912-1996)
Foreign Service officer
1966 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Hungary

Tittmann, Harold Hilgard, Jr. (1893-1980)
Foreign Service officer
1941 Chargé d'Affaires, Holy See
1946 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Haiti
1948 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Peru

Tobin, Richard Montgomery (1866-1952)
Non-career appointee
1923 [Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Netherlands and Luxembourg]
1923 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Netherlands

Tobriner, Walter Nathan (1902- )
Non-career appointee
1967 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Jamaica

Tod, David (1805-1868)
Non-career appointee
1847 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Brazil

Todd, Charles Stewart (1791-1871)
Non-career appointee
1841 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Russia

Todd, Webster B., Jr. (1938- )
Non-career appointee
1974 Inspector General, Foreign Assistance

Todman, Terence Alphonso (1926- )
Foreign Service officer
1969 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Chad
1972 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Guinea
1974 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Costa Rica
1977 Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs
1978 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Spain
1983 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Denmark
1989 Career Ambassador
1989 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Argentina

Tomlinson, John Doren (1903- )
Foreign Service officer
1960 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Congo

Tomsen, Peter (1940- )
Foreign Service officer
1995 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Armenia

Tomseth, Victor L. (1941- )
Foreign Service officer
1993 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Laos

Toon, Malcolm (1916- )
Foreign Service officer
1969 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Czechoslovakia
1971 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Yugoslavia
1975 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Israel
1976 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Soviet Union

Torbert, Alfred Thomas Archimedes (1833-1880
Non-career appointee
1869 Minister Resident, El Salvador

Torbert, Horace Gates, Jr. (1911- )
Foreign Service officer
1961 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Hungary
1962 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Somalia
1970 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Bulgaria

Torres, Esteban Edward (1930- )
Non-career appointee
1978 Representative, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris

Totten, Ralph James (1877-1949)
Foreign Service officer
1929 Minister Resident/Consul General, South Africa
1930 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, South Africa

Toussaint, Donald R. (1927-1986)
Foreign Service officer
1979 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Sri Lanka and Maldives

Towell, Timothy Lathrop (1934- )
Non-career appointee
1988 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Hungary

Tower, Charlemagne (1848-1923)
Non-career appointee
1897 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Austria-Hungary
1899 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Russia
1902 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Germany

Townsend, Lawrence (1860-1954)
Non-career appointee
1897 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Portugal
1899 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Belgium

Tracy, Thomas M. (1936- )
Foreign Service officer
1979 Assistant Secretary for Administration

Trail, George Arthur, III (1936- )
Foreign Service officer
1988 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Malawi

Travers, Howard Karl (1893-1976)
Foreign Service officer
1951 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Haiti

Tree, Lambert (1832-1910)
Non-career appointee
1885 Minister Resident, Belgium
1888 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Belgium
1888 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Russia

Trescot, William Henry (1822-1898)
Non-career appointee
1860 Assistant Secretary of State (1853-1924)

Trezise, Philip Harold (1912-2001)
Non-career appointee
1965 Representative, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris
1969 Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs

Trimble, Philip R. (1937- )
Non-career appointee
1980 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Nepal

Trimble, William Cattell (1907- )
Foreign Service officer
1959 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Cambodia

Tripp, Bartlett (1842-1911)
Non-career appointee
1893 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Austria-Hungary

Trist, Nicholas Philip (1800-1874)
Non-career appointee
1845 Chief Clerk

Trousdale, William (1790-1872)
Non-career appointee
1853 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Brazil

Troxel, Oliver Leonard, Jr. (1919- )
Foreign Service officer
1969 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Zambia

Trueheart, William Clyde (1918-1992)
Foreign Service officer
1969 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Nigeria

Tubby, Roger Wellington (1910-1991)
Non-career appointee
1961 Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
1962 Representative, United Nations European Office, Geneva

Tuck, Somerville Pinkney, Jr. (1891-1967)
Foreign Service officer
1942 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, France
1944 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Egypt
1946 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Egypt

Tuckerman, Charles Keating (1827-1896)
Non-career appointee
1867 [Minister Resident, Greece]
1868 Minister Resident, Greece

Tudor, William (1779-1830)
Non-career appointee
1827 Chargé d'Affaires, Brazil

Tufo, Peter Francis (1938- )
Non-career appointment
1997 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Hungary

Tull, Theresa Anne (1936- )
Foreign Service officer
1983 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Laos
1987 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Guyana
1993 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Brunei

Turner, James Milton (1840-1915)
Non-career appointee
1871 Minister Resident/Consul General, Liberia

Turner, John F. (1942- )
Non-career appointment
2001 Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

Turner, William Cochrane (1929- )
Non-career appointee
1974 Representative, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris

Turpin, Edward A. (?-?)
Non-career appointee
1858 Minister Resident, Venezuela

Tuthill, John Wills (1910-1996)
Foreign Service officer
1961 Representative, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris
1962 Representative, European Commissionerunities, Brussels
1966 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Brazil

Tutwiler, Margaret DeBardeleben (1950- )
Non-career appointee
1989 Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
2001 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Morocco
2003 Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy

Twaddell, William H. (1941- )
Foreign Service officer
1980 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, Mozambique
1988 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mauritania
1997 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Nigeria

Twinam, Joseph Wright (1934-2001)
Foreign Service officer
1974 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Bahrain

Twining, Charles H., Jr. (1940- )
Foreign Service officer
1982 Chargé d'Affaires ad interim Benin
1991 Representative, Cambodia
1994 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Cambodia
1995 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Cameroon
1996 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Equitorial Guinea

Tyler, William Royall (1910-2003)
Foreign Service officer
1962 Assistant Secretary for European Affairs
1965 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Netherlands


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