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Maldives

Note: No mission has been established at Male.

Name: Cecil B. Lyon
State of Residency: New Hampshire
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Nov 10, 1965
Presentation of Credentials: Apr 9, 1966
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Jun 17, 1967
Note: Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation by the Senate on Jan 27, 1966. Commissioned to the Maldive Islands; also accredited to Ceylon. An earlier nomination of Oct 22, 1965, was not acted upon by the Senate.

Name: Andrew V. Corry
State of Residency: Montana
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: May 24, 1967
Presentation of Credentials: Dec 12, 1967
Termination of Mission: Reaccredited when Maldive Islands became a republic; presented new credentials Jan 13, 1969; left Colombo, Mar 21, 1970
Note: Commissioned to the Maldive Islands; also accredited to Ceylon.

Name: Robert Strausz-Hupe
State of Residency: Pennsylvania
Non-career appointee
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Feb 16, 1970
Presentation of Credentials: Jul 25, 1970
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Dec 12, 1971
Note: Also accredited to Ceylon; resident at Colombo.

Name: Christopher Van Hollen
State of Residency: Virginia
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Sep 21, 1972
Presentation of Credentials: Dec 10, 1972
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Apr 26, 1976
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: John H. Reed
State of Residency: Maine
Non-career appointee
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Jun 19, 1976
Presentation of Credentials: Aug 23, 1976
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Jun 1, 1977
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: W. Howard Wriggins
State of Residency: New York
Non-career appointee
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Mar 3, 1978
Presentation of Credentials: Mar 28, 1978
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Dec 13, 1979
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: Donald R. Toussaint
State of Residency: Virginia
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Dec 17, 1979
Presentation of Credentials: Feb 25, 1980
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Jan 17, 1982
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: John Hathaway Reed
State of Residency: Maine
Non-career appointee
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Dec 11, 1981
Presentation of Credentials: Feb 22, 1982
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Sep 3, 1985
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: James W. Spain
State of Residency: California
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Nov 6, 1985
Presentation of Credentials: Jan 6, 1986
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Jun 16, 1989
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: Marion V. Creekmore, Jr.
State of Residency: Virginia
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Oct 10, 1989
Presentation of Credentials: Dec 11, 1989
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Aug 27, 1992
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: Teresita Currie Schaffer
State of Residency: New York
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: May 26, 1992
Presentation of Credentials: Oct 22, 1992
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Aug 15, 1995
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: A. Peter Burleigh
State of Residency: California
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Dec 19, 1995
Presentation of Credentials: Jan 19, 1996
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo Aug 1, 1997
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: Shaun Edward Donnelly
State of Residency: Indiana
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Nov 10, 1997
Presentation of Credentials: Feb 19, 1998
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo Aug 16,2000
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: E. Ashley Wills
State of Residency: Georgia
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Sep 15, 2000
Presentation of Credentials: Nov 6, 2000
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo Jun 17, 2003
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: Jeffrey Lunstead
State of Residency: District of Columbia
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: May 27, 2003
Presentation of Credentials: Dec 8, 2003
Termination of Mission: Left Colombo, Jul 12, 2006.
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.

Name: Robert D. Blake, Jr.
State of Residency: Maryland
Foreign Service officer
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Jul 5, 2006
Presentation of Credentials: Oct 30, 2006
Termination of Mission:
Note: Also accredited to Sri Lanka; resident at Colombo.


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